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YAYAL BLUE ON WHITE - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
YAYAL BLUE ON WHITE
Category:
MAJOLICA
Production Origin:
SPAIN
Production Date Range:
1490-1625
Defining Attributes:
Light cream to buff paste color, with a soft, chalky, spongy clay texture.

Concentric blue bands encircle the interior of the vessel

Occasionally a crude central medallion design based on a palmette, parallel crisscrossed lines, and inscriptions

Vessel Forms:
BACIN
BOWL
ESCUDILLA
JAR
PLATO
Comments:
Early examples generally have a lighter color of blue than that on late examples. Although Yayal Blue on White existed during the early seventeenth century it appears to have reached a peak of popularity around 1550.
Published Definitions:
Deagan 1987; Fairbanks 1973; Goggin 1968; Lister and Lister 1982