Chester's Farm Antiques
Chester's Farm Antiques is located in Nottingham, United Kingdom
Large 19th Century Spanish Copper Lustre Charger in Hispano-moresque Revival Style
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During the 14th century Islamic potters migrated to the Valencia region of Spain and brought with them the technique of copper lustre and their vibrant decorative flair. During the next three centuries the style of their lustreware ceramics developed a distinctive style, blending Gothic Christian with Arabic. The most famous centre for production of Hispano-Moresque ware was the town of Manises During the 17th and 18th century the quality of the wares declined, but during the 19th century efforts were made to record the methods of making the wares, leading to a revival which resulted in wares being made almost of the quality of the earlier ware. This charger dates to that period, the latter part of the 19th century. It was around this time that William de Morgan in England also revived the Persian lustreware tradition. The charger uses the same primary colours, cobalt blue and copper oxide lustre, as the majority of the original Hispano-Moresque ware. The decoration is also typical, using various floral motifs and with a central depiction of the Eagle of St John, which features in the Spanish Royal Coat of Arms. The underside is nicely decorated with concentric circles. The charger is made in earthenware clay with a transparent lead glaze. The lustre is produced using a reduction kiln. This is a very fine example of this kind of pottery and a very striking piece for display.
44 cm (17.25 inches) in diameter.
Chester's Farm Antiques has clarified that the Large 19th Century Spanish Copper Lustre Charger in Hispano-moresque Revival Style (LA360531) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1870
Overall the charger is in excellent condition, no cracks and no significant damage. There are a two or three small areas on the rim which have been touched in where an old wire hanger had caused some abrasion. The three marks on the underside we believe to be stilt marks from where the dish rested on props in the kiln.
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This Large 19th Century Spanish Copper Lustre Charger in Hispano-moresque Revival Style is located in Nottingham, United Kingdom