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TLALPAN BLUE ON WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
TLALPAN BLUE ON WHITE
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1550- 1600?
Defining Attributes:
Coarse, sandy brick-red paste.

Moderately thick off-white tin enamel, that is thinner on reverse of vessels. The Glaze is highly subject to crazing, pinholing and crawling.

Decoration is limited to blue lines or band encircling the vessels below the rim, and around the central area.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
JAR
PLATE
PLATTER
PORRINGER
Comments:
Tlalpan Blue on White is part of the Valle Ware category of majolica that was made in Mexico City during the second half of the sixteenth century. Valle Ware is considered to be a cheap, lower quality version of the Mexico City Wares described by Lister and Lister (1982:30). It differs from the Mexico City Wares in its sandie, redder paste, and poor quality of craftsmanship and glaze application. Tlalpan Blue on White is reminiscent of the contemporary Sevillian Yayal Blue on White in its emphasis on banding.
Published Definitions:
Lister and Lister 1982