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TALAVERA TRADITION POLYCHROME - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
TALAVERA TRADITION POLYCHROME
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
SPAIN
Production Date Range:
1550-1600
Defining Attributes:
Cream-colored, chalky-textured paste.

White or creamy-white glossy background enamel.

Decoration in manganese, blue and yellow. Designs are typically human, animal, or floral designs motifs outlined in manganese or purplish black, and painted in dark and light blue.

Open areas are often filled in with orange and yellow, sometimes with hatched lines.

Vessel Forms:
PLATO
Comments:
Although polychromes of this type were produced in Talavera and Seville through much of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it has only been reported so far in the Americas from sites dating to the second half of the sixteenth century.
Published Definitions:
Goggin 1968: 143, Deagan 2002: 66