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PD0154

Vase
Author: Unknown
Origin: Talavera de la Reina, Spain
Dating: 16th century
Material: Clay
Dimensions (cm): 26,5 x Ø 21,5
Inv. no.: PD0154

A cylindrical vase, with four eared handles, decorated in green (copper) and manganese brown, on which a Mudejar influence is still traceable. It displays four birds against a vegetal background which, from the way in which they were depicted, are probably swallows.

Its decoration follows a common model, much used both in Paterna – in the 14th and 15th centuries – and in Teruel – in the 15th to 19th centuries.

Talavera de la Reina is a city in the province of Toledo – part of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha (Spain) – which is famous for the production of ceramics. Its production is documented since the 13th century, decorating, for example, an altar of the Old Cathedral of Salamanca and some floors of the Abbey of Santa Maria de Las Huelgas, in Burgos (Spain). In the 16th century, King Philip II used Talavera pieces to decorate the Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial, which led to greater dissemination and recognition of this type of ceramics.

Objeto museológico (PDB)