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MEXICO CITY COPY OF PUEBLA BLUE ON WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
MEXICO CITY COPY OF PUEBLA BLUE ON WHITE
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Production Date Range:
Defining Attributes:
Light to heavy sand tempered paste that is usually light orange to orange, but may be buff or cream in color

Off-white background enamel with blue and light blue hand painted decorations

Decorative motifs copy those of Puebla Blue on White and include lobes, bands, and zoomorphic designs

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
PLATO
Comments:
This is an undescribed variety identified by Florence and Robert Lister, thought to have been produced in Mexico City because of its paste and background enamel characteristics. The chronological position is currently undetermined, although stylistically it appears contemporary to the Puebla Blue and White majolicas produced in Puebla.
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