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PUEBLA BLUE ON WHITE VARIANT WITH BLACK - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
PUEBLA BLUE ON WHITE VARIANT WITH BLACK
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
PUEBLA, MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1750-1830
Defining Attributes:
Creamy white to pale peach or buff paste with little visible temper.

Cream to off-white, glossy background enamel, often with light crazing.

Decorations are painted in one or two shades of cobalt blue, with intermittent, thin black line detailing.

Designs are commonly composed using dots, bands and lobe shapes. Motifs include stylized floral and zoomorphic elements, as well as geometric patterns.

Vessel Forms:
INKWELL
PLATE
Comments:
This variety was designated by Florence and Robert Lister in their ceramic type collection. It is closely related to San Elizario Polychrome, which differs from Puebla Blue on White (Black Variant) only in its central wading bird motif. It is recovered primarily from post-1750 contexts.
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