Cream-colored, compact paste with little visible temper. Vessel walls are thin.
Decorated and glazed with metallic paints and glaze produced by the addition of copper and silver, producing a reflective, iridescent metallic luster.
Background is typically off-white tin enamel to which metallic elements are added. Designs are painted in copper-colored metallic paint.
Some examples have blue painted designs combined with copper metallic elements. Vessels often have a clear, lustered glaze.
Design elements are intricate combinations of geometric and stylized floral elements, usually covering the vessel interior.
|Comments:||Lusterware, or Reflejo Metálico, is part of a very long Hispano-Moresque tradition of luxury lusterware ceramics, that continues today in Spain. It is rare in American sites, and most sherds have been recovered from the Dominican Republic.|
|Published Definitions:||Goggin 1968:141-142; Deagan 1987; Fairbanks 1973; Lister and Lister 1982|