Museum of New Mexico Press


Maiolica Olé

Spanish and Mexican Decorative Traditions Featuring the Collection of the Museum of International Folk Art

Florence C. Lister, Author
Robert H. Lister, Author

This book explores and celebrates Spanish traditional ceramics, or maiolica, of Old and New Spain. Renowned ceramic expert Florence C. Lister and archaeologist Robert H. Lister study one hundred and forty-four examples of historical maiolica in the first analysis of its kind, tracing the decorative styles, influences, and innovations in a ceramic tradition that is almost a millennium old.


"The book presents 144 pieces from the Museum of New Mexico's ceramics collection, tracing the development of maiolica in Spain and colonial Mexico from the 17th to the 19th century. This richly illustrated volume will be equally at home in the specialist's library and on the coffee table."

Trim: 10.5" x 9"

Pages: 176

Illustrations: 160 plates

Folklore/Folk Arts




Paperback $32.50