Vintage Talavera Large Stoneware White Bowl Spain
Vintage 20th Century glazed earthenware white underglaze hand painted stoneware large Talavera bowl, kiln fired.
Spanish Talavera crackled white handcrafted ceramic with a royal like hand painted blazon family coat of arms shield style design.
Large size, shallow dish, deep bowl great to use for fruit display.
Dimensions: 19" diameter x 4" H.
Coat of Arms where first used in the 12th Century.
Talavera de la Reina pottery is a craft made in Talavera de la Reina, Toledo (Spain). Dishes, jars and other objects have been found in recent archaeological excavations; some of the materials discovered date back to the Roman Empire.
Arabs brought to the city new techniques, including a new kind of oven for baking pottery. During that era, many of the pieces included abstract motifs as prescribed by Muslim religious restrictions. In the fifteenth century, Jan Floris brought new styles from Holland. He founded a factory which started the pottery tradition of the city.
Ceramics of Talavera have been used to make fountains; examples exist in Cuba and Brazil. Tiles for buildings have been made; some are in New Orleans, Tokyo and Paris. Its presence in Royal Palaces and Museums all-over the world testify to its quality.
There are different styles of Talavera de la Reina Pottery: