- Painted by hand in Spain
- Ivory white background
- Traditional 16th century pattern
- From El Puente del Arzobispo
- Dishwasher safe, food safe, lead free
- Size - 9 inches wide
This beautiful bowl was painted by hand in the small village of El Puente del Arzobispo. The ivory white background and blue brushstroke design will be an elegant addition to your table. Your favorite pasta or soup will be beautifully presented in this shallow bowl.
A small group of artisans hand-paint every line and figure on each bowl. This design finds its roots in the 16th century and features a stag overlooking the countryside.
We discovered this pattern on a recent visit to the tiny workshop where our friend Belén supervises a small group of artists. We were there to see her latest patterns when we noticed a plate painted with elegant blue designs. She told us that this was the original design from the 16th century! While more colorful designs have become more popular, she continues to produce this original style, almost unchanged over the centuries.
El Puente del Arzobispo is a beautiful small village in the countryside not far from Toledo. It is well known for its wildlife, which is reflected in the ceramics designs. The original artisans could not afford expensive bright glazes, so the subtle blue was the most common color in their ceramics. We visited the local ceramics museum and found plates from 400 years ago with designs almost identical to what they are painting today.
This plate is lead free and food safe. While these plates are dishwasher safe, you may want to hand wash them to prevent the glaze from fading over time.
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"Beautiful bowl. Nice size, can be used for serving as well as part of a place setting."
Louise Reeder - Mechanicsburg, PA - Dec 20, 2015