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TLALPAN WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
TLALPAN 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.

Vessels are undecorated, but molded scalloped lug handles are common porringers.

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
BRIMMED PLATO
PLATE
Comments:
Tlalpan 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 sandier, redder paste, and poor quality of craftsmanship and glaze application.
Published Definitions:
Lister and Lister 1982