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MORISCO GREEN - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
MORISCO GREEN
Category:
LEAD GLAZED COARSE EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
SPAIN
Production Date Range:
1490-1550
Defining Attributes:
Varied paste types occur, including chalky, cream-colored, majolica-type paste, and buff to light orange hard, compact paste.

Surfaces are covered with the same dark emerald green, tin-opacified, glaze that is found on Green Bacín and Green Lebrillo.

Vessels are small kitchen utility and tableware forms.

Vessel Forms:
ALBARELO
BOTTLE
BOWL
CANDLE HOLDER
CANTIMPLORA
Comments:
Morisco Green differs from Green Bacin and Green Lebrillo in its smaller tableware and utilitarian vessel forms. Like Melado, it derived from medieval Hispano-Muslim pottery traditions, which made extensive use of tin-opacified honey colored and dark green glazes (See Lister and Lister 1987).
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