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MAYORAZGO POLYCHROME - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
MAYORAZGO POLYCHROME
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1800-1900
Defining Attributes:
Cream to buff/tann paste, usually with light sand tempering, but heavy sand tempering can occur

Off-white background enamel with orange, yellow, green, and black/dark brown decorations

Designs typically include thin black bands and wide yellow or orange bands bordered by black. Motifs painted between the bands consist of orange floral or lemon-shaped elements with black detailing, and green dots and foliate elements.

Designs seem to be restricted to exterior body and rim only

Vessel Forms:
CUP
Comments:
Seifert (1977) believes that this type was produced in Puebla, Mexico.
Published Definitions:
Seifert 1977