Antique 17th Century Spanish Hispano - Moresque Lusterware Bowl Escudilla Spain Manises
Antique 17th-century Spanish Hispano - Moresque earthenware, lusterware bowl with ears-shaped handles "escudilla," Spain Manises (Valencia).
The bowl's Interior is decorated in copper lustre with a geometric pattern and two cobalt blue rings on a beige ground. Irregularly shaped handles with barbed rims, painted with copper lustre vegetal motifs. Reverse adorned with scrolling motifs.
Hispano Moresque ware was initially a style of Islamic pottery created in Muslim Spain by Moorish potters. The Moors introduced tin-glazed pottery to Spain after the conquest of 711. Valencia, Barcelona, and Malaga became important centers of Hispano-Moresque ware. By the 13th century, luster-painted potteries were made chiefly at Malaga by Moorish Muslim artists.
The history of luster-painted pottery in Spain may be divided into two major periods: the first before the Reconquista and the second after the Reconquista when Muslims were expelled to North Africa at the end of the 15th century. Nevertheless, many Muslims became Christians, so they were allowed to stay in Spain and continue to make Islamic-style pottery.
CONDITION: Shows age and heavy use, reglued from four clean breaks, some chipping, and slight glaze flaking. All this is related to age, as is often the case in 17th-century ceramics.
Overall length across handles: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches).
Diameter of the bowl: 12.5 cm (4.92 inches).
Height: 5 cm (1.97 inches).
WEIGHT: 305 grams.
SUMMA ARTIS Historia General Del Arte Vol. XLII CERAMICA ESPANOLA by Pacheco Trinidad Sanchez.Page.237.
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