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PUARAY POLYCHROME - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
PUARAY POLYCHROME
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
PUEBLA, MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1675-1700
Defining Attributes:
Compact, chalky white to buff-colored paste.

Glossy, chalky white background enamel with designs painted in two colors of cobalt blue.

Asian-inspired designs with floral motifs outlined or accentuated in black.

Reverse side of vessels are often covered with a encirling row of overalapping arches.

Vessel Forms:
BRIMMED PLATO
CUP
Comments:
Puaray Polychrome is closely related to Castillo Polychrome, both of which are thought to be steps in the development of the Puebla Blue on White tradition that dominated the eighteenth century Mexican majolicas. Puaray Polychrome differs from Castillo Polychrome in the use of two distinct colors of blue in the design, thicker black outlines (compared to the delicate black lines used on Castillo Polychrome); and the use of black lines principally for outlining, rather than the detailing and filling of large areas of blue.
Published Definitions:
Goggin 1968:182-83; Deagan 2002:82