|Type Name:||PISANO-STYLE TILE|
Compact, buff to cream colored paste.
Smooth, flat surface with white to off-white background enamel.
Hand-painted designs in blue, yellow, orange and green, often outlined in manganese or dark brown.
Design motifs are usually naturalistic, primarily floral, but can also be geometric, anthropomorphic or scenic.
|Comments:||Pisano-style tiles served primarily as wall decoration. They were produced in Seville in imitation of Italian wares by the early sixteenth century, and mark a shift from the Morisco (Christianized Moorish) Cuenca tile tradition to an Italian-influenced tradition. They do not appear in American sites until the last quarter of the 16th century. Pisano-style tiles average 12.75 centimeters per side and 1.6 to 1.9 centimeters in thickness.|
|Published Definitions:||Deagan 1987; Goggin 1968|