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VENTURA POLYCHROME - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
VENTURA POLYCHROME
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
MEXICO
Production Date Range:
1821-1834
Defining Attributes:
Hard paste, buff to orange or reddish in color

Off-shite background enamel, with decoration typically in green and dark brown or black

Most common motif consists of green bands surround two to three wavy black lines that cross each other

Floral designs in yellow or reddish-orange and random green dots are also known to occur

Rims of plates are frequently are scalloped or undulating

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
CUP
PLATE
Comments:
May (1976) states that the date range for Ventura Polychrome is provisional only. It is likely that this type was produced in Puebla and possibly Mexico City as well.
Published Definitions:
May 1976