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MEXICO CITY GREEN ON CREAM - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
MEXICO CITY GREEN ON CREAM
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1540-1775
Defining Attributes:
Paste is pinkish-tan, untempered and granular.

Background enamel is tan and grainy appearing.

Designs are carelessly painted in washed out dark or grass green, often darker and blurred at the edges. Design motifs include series of thin, parallel loops, lines, and degenerated palmette-like elements.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
PLATO
Comments:
Mexico City Green on Cream is part of the Mexico City common ware majolica tradition that came into production around 1540. It is the most abundant and longest lived of the common grade wares, and appears in Florida only after about 1575.
Published Definitions:
Lister and Lister 1982; Deagan 2002