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MEXICO CITY WHITE-VARIETY 2 - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
MEXICO CITY WHITE-VARIETY 2
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1540-1650
Defining Attributes:
Tan or pinkish-tan granular paste.

Tan, deep cream or greenish-tan glaze that often appears nearly transparent.

Vessel Forms:
ALBARELO
BOWL
JAR
PLATO
Comments:
Mexico City White (Variety 2) is part of the Mexico City Common ware majolica tradition that came into production around 1540. It has not been reported from sites outside of Mexico.
Published Definitions:
Lister and Lister 1982; Deagan 2002