Antique Hispano Moresque earthenware pink luster charger mid 19th century
Antique Hispano Moresque earthenware pink luster charger mid 19th century

Antique Hispano Moresque earthenware pink luster charger mid 19th century

c. 1840 to c. 1860 Spain

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Large size 16" diameter Hispano Moresque pottery pink luster and cobalt blue charger.
The decoration is especially strong and vibrant on this spectacular example from the 19th century.
Fine unrestored
Hispano-Moresque ware is a style of initially Islamic pottery created in Andalusia Spain by the Moors .It continued to be produced under Christian rule in styles blending Islamic and European elements. It was the most elaborate and luxurious pottery being produced in Europe

Around 711, the Moors conquered Spain. Over the following centuries, they introduced two ceramic techniques to Europe: glazing with an opaque white tin-glaze, and lustreware, which imitates metallic finishes with iridescent effects. Hispano-Moresque wares use both processes, applying the paint as an overglaze which is then fired again. Lustreware was a specialty of Islamic pottery, at least partly because the use of drinking and eating vessels in gold and silver, the ideal in ancient Rome and Persia as well as medieval Christian societies, is prohibited by the Hadiths, with the result that pottery and glass were used for tableware by Muslim elites, when Christian medieval elites still normally used metal for both dishes and cups.

At first centred on Málaga in the south, and using typical Islamic decoration, by the 15th century the largest production was around Valencia, which had long been reconquered by the Kingdom of Aragon. Wares from Manises and other Valencian towns were mainly for the Christian market, and exported very widely.
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Dimensions
Diameter 16.00 (40.64 cm)
Stock Code
4146
Medium
earthenware pottery luster lustreware ceramic
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