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TALAVERA TRADITION, BLUE ON WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
TALAVERA TRADITION, BLUE ON WHITE
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
TALAVERA, SPAIN, POSSIBLY MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1590-1750?
Defining Attributes:
Hard, compact buff to cream-colored paste.

Glossy, smooth white tin enamel covering both the interior and exterior of the vessel.

Although the glaze is well bonded, it tends to be of uneven thickness, nearly showing through to the paste in some places on the vessel, and quite thick in others.

Painted decoration in a light cobalt blue, emphasizing floral motifs made up of fronds, sets of elongated dashes or lobes, as well as circles, scrolls, rays and dots. Designs typically cover the vessels surface.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
CUP
PLATE
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