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Hand-Painted Golondrina Salad/Tapas Plate, Rabbit Design - 8 Inches

Hand-Painted Golondrina Salad/Tapas Plate, Rabbit Design - 8 Inches

Classic Pattern from 16th Century

$29.95cm-127
 
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  • Hand-painted in Spain
  • Warm ivory white background
  • Classic 16th century pattern
  • From El Puente del Arzobispo
  • Dishwasher safe, food safe, lead free
  • Size - 8 inches wide

Artisans in the small village of El Puente del Arzobispo hand-paint every line and figure on these beautiful ceramics. This design originated in the 16th century and features a wild rabbit. The blue brushwork is painted on a warm, ivory white background. These plates will bring an elegant beauty to any table, whether used for tapas or individual salads.

Our friend Belén invited us to her small workshop to take a look at her new patterns, and we discovered something classic instead! Under the piles of brightly colored ceramics we found a plate with an elegant blue design that captured our attention.

Belén told us that the design originated over 400 years ago. Although colorful modern designs are more common now, she continues painting the traditional pattern to this day.

El Puente del Arzobispo is a beautiful small village in the countryside not far from Toledo. It is famous for its abundant wildlife, which is reflected in the designs. The 16th century artisans did not have access to expensive multi-colored 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 producing 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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