Spanish Tin-glazed Earthenware Pottery Oversized Basin or Lebrillo, Fajalauza, Granada, 19th Century



Spanish Tin-glazed Earthenware Pottery Oversized Basin or Lebrillo,

Fajalauza, Granada, 19th Century

(Ref: NY9614-IPMR)

The massive circular deep circular basin or Librillo with slightly flaring sides is glazed and robustly decorated on the interior with green enamel.  The central is well painted with a leafy lily plant and the sides with a series of wavy lines also in green.  The exterior is unglazed.

Dimensions: 28 inches diameter x 8 1/2 inches high

The body in good condition with a chip to the exterior at eight o'clock

The lebrillo is the name given to this shape of ceramic, they are large bowls with a bent edge to facilitate handling. This ceramic was used for the “matanzas” to cook the famous Spanish sauce, but also to wash clothes or even to bathe babies. This particular lebrillo is from Granada, Spain, has typical green and white colors, and is decorated with the lily flower and with five rows of little chains at the edge. This kind of ceramic is typically from Granada, and started in the 15th century.

This Granada ceramic, known since the 16th century as "Fajalauza", since from that time the city's potters were concentrated in the Albaicín neighborhood, on the outskirts of the Fajalauza gate or Puerta del Campo de Almendros.

More information can be found from the Sorolla Museum, Madrid, Sorolla Museum- (https://www.culturaydeporte.gob.es/msorolla/dam/jcr:167de961-c556-4cdb-a5ee-01cf6a37a3e5/la-cer-mica-de-fajalauza.pdf)

(Ref: NY9614-ipmr)



Dealer Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
Date: 19th Century
Origin Spain
Artist/Maker
Measurements 28 inches diameter x 8 1/2 inches high
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://vandekar.com
Price 7500
Contact Paul Vandekar, 212-308-2022 or  info@vandekar.com

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