|Type Name:||MONTELUPO BLUE ON WHITE|
Cream-colored chalky paste, with relatively thick, heavy vessel walls.
Background enamel is thick and off-white, often with a pinkish cast, and has a low-gloss surface.
Designs are painted in strong blue, and include thin lines, bands of delicate scroll elements and leaf or floral motifs. Reverse of vessels often have two or more encircling lines below the rim.
|Comments:||Montelupo majolicas are distinguished from the slightly later Ligurian Italian wares by the off-white, low gloss background enamel, their thicker and slightly heavier vessel walls, and by their simpler designs. To date they have only been reported in the Americas from Mexico City.|
|Published Definitions:||Lister and Lister 1982: 72, Deagan 2002: 69|