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Antique 17th century Hispano Moresque Copper Lustre Charger

Antique 17th century Hispano Moresque Copper Lustre Charger

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Antique 17th century Spain, Valencia or Manises, Large Hispano Moresque copper lustre ceramic deep circular charger, with a banded rim decorated with concentric bands, and scroll-pattern. The center painted with a stylized long-tailed bird among palm motifs, carnations, and scattered flowers. The rim pierced with the hole to facilitate hanging.

A Hispano Moresque ware was a style of initially 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 pottery 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 one before the Reconquista, and the second after the Reconquista, when at the end of the 15th century, Muslims were deported to North Africa. Nevertheless, a lot of Muslims became Christians, and therefore they were allowed to stay in Spain and continue to make pottery in the Islamic style.

CONDITION: Showing age and heavy usage, one reglued clean break, minor chipping to rim, slight glaze flaking, related to age, as common in 17th century ceramic.

MEASUREMENTS: Maximum diameter: 38 cm (15 inches). Maximum height: 11 cm (4.33 inches).