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PLAYA POLYCHROME - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
PLAYA POLYCHROME
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
PUEBLA, MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1725-?
Defining Attributes:
Compact, creamy white to pale peach or buff-colored paste.

Cream to off-white, glossy background enamel with decoration painted in one or two shades of blue.

Design motifs include rim bands outlined in black with pendant lobes at intervals, and floral elements in the center highlighted in black.

Animals and birds are also frequently depicted in the center of vessels and are accented in black.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
BRIMMED PLATO
CUP
Comments:
"Playa Polychrome" is essentially a Puebla Blue on White majolica with the addition of black highlighting.
Published Definitions:
Smith 1965:86; Goggin 1968:191; Deagan 2002:86-87