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TALAVERA WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
TALAVERA WHITE
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
UNKNOWN
Production Date Range:
1500-1700
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.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
BRIMMED PLATO
Comments:
This variety of undecorated Spanish white majolica is not formally described in the literature, but was collected by the Listers at Puente de Arzobispo, Talavera, Spain, and designated as Talavera White in their collection.
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