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SEVILLA BLUE ON WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
SEVILLA BLUE ON WHITE
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
SPAIN
Production Date Range:
1530-1650
Defining Attributes:
Creamy yellow or sometimes rosy yellow compact paste.

Thick, white, glossy enamel glaze that often has fine crazing, fine black specks, pinholes or firing marks.

Designs are painted in a light cobalt blue, and are small in scale, detailed and usually carefully executed. Blue paint sometimes has a foamy appearance.

Motifs include floral elements, dots, stripes, short, thick lines and monograms.

Vessels are Italianate-style and ring-footed, with thin, light vessel walls.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
BRIMMED PLATO
Comments:
This ware has not been reported from New World sites other than Mexico
Published Definitions:
Deagan 1987; Lister and Lister 1982, 1987