- Painted by hand in Spain
- Beautiful 16th century pattern
- From the town of El Puente del Arzobispo
- Warm ivory colored background
- Dishwasher safe, food safe, lead free
- Size - 11 inches wide
These beautiful ceramics come from the small village of El Puente del Arzobispo. This elegant design originated in the 16th century and has changed little since the time of Don Quijote. The blue brushwork is painted on a warm, ivory colored background. These plates will bring a classic beauty to any table. This plate features a wild rabbit in the countryside.
We visited our friend Belén in El Puente, and she showed showed us into her studio. We were excited to see her new designs, but to our delight, we found a centuries-old pattern instead! Below piles of brightly colored ceramics we found a plate with an elegant blue pattern that captured our imagination. Belén told us that this was the original design that had made her village famous, all the way back in the 16th century. Over the years, more modern designs had eclipsed this one, but her small group of artisans continues painting this classic pattern to this day.
El Puente del Arzobispo is a beautiful small village in the countryside not far from Toledo. The region is famous for its wildlife, which became central to its painted 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 the 1500s with designs very similar to what they are creating 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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