A Spanish tin-glazed pottery Bowl, Triana (Seville), Andalusia, late 18th to mid 19th century
This traditional Spanish tin-glazed pottery bowl or Lebrillo is hand-painted in ochre, yellow and green with a bird perched on a rock beside a fence and trees. This scene is contained within two concentric blue lines. The outer rim is decorated with blue dashes.
Spain has a rich pottery tradition dating back many centuries, with Moorish and Flemish influences predominating at various times. Triana pottery is recognisable for its distinctive use of yellow, green and blue.
Condition: There are typical potting, glazing and firing anomalies which add to the charm of this folk pottery item, with a few chips to the rim, and two short, faint hairlines. No restoration.
Dimensions: Diameter 27.5 cm; Height 6.9 cm