E & M PerezEllen and Michael Perez

Granadino Lebrillo - Fajalauza Basin - Floral Design - ca 1850

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Large and well decorated lebrillo or basin, in classic blue and white Fajalauza pottery from Granada, with floral, foliate and curved designs, 19th century, possibly 18th. Measures 11 1/2" in diameter and is 3 3/8" deep with sloped sides. The foot measures 8 1/4" in diameter. From the early 16th century, tin glazed wares have been crafted in Granada, with a creamy white slip glaze over terracotta pottery, decorated in blue and green glazes. The form here is the same as early wares, and the floral design has remained the same for centuries. Influenced by early Moorish designs and pottery, the decorations include flowers, pomegranates, birds, leafy vines and simple arabesque motifs. The pottery base is terracotta in color, low fired, and was used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes. Condition shows an early repair, done with metal staples in the 19th century, and a few other cracks and chips, not atypical due to the softness of the pottery and many years of usage. Colors are still vibrant, a lovely soft cobalt on the creamy slip base. Spots and mineral deposits visible from the firing and the early glaze. Please see all photos for details and email any questions. Shipping via USPS or Fedex with tracking and insurance. Shipping delays may occur.