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PANAMA BLUE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
PANAMA BLUE
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
PANAMA
Production Date Range:
1600-1650
Defining Attributes:
Hard, compact brick-red paste with sand tempering.

Exterior covered with a matte-finished, solid blue enamel that is occasionally bubbly

Interior covered with a reflective enamel ranging in color from greenish to yellowish

Vessel Forms:

Comments:
Production of Panama Blue may have begun in the late 16th century. It is likely that this type is an imitation of Caparra Blue.
Published Definitions:
Long 1967; Goggin 1968; Deagan 1987:92; Rovira 2001