Coimbra Portuguese Covered Jar, Ceramic, Multicolored, Decorative Jar, Hand Painted, Signed, Made in Portugal, Collectible
A beautiful hand-painted multicolored covered jar made in Portugal. It has a small animal on one side and a bird on the opposite side. The other two sides are alike with a floral pattern. The jar is highly decorative and signed by the artist. It has the century mark XVII. This would be a wonderful addition to a collection, the start of a collection, or as a gift idea.
Coimbra pottery is based on museum reproductions dating back to the 15th century with polychromatic styles in geometric forms and images of roosters, fish and peacocks with Asian and Moorish influence. By the 17th century, Vasco da Gama had returned from India and Chinese porcelain became known in Portugal. Chinese influence soon disappeared and a truly Portuguese style of colorful pottery began in Coimbra’s many workshops. By the 17th century, Coimbra pottery offered reproductions of Portuguese hunting scenes, where feathers, as well as wild animals such as boars, deer, rabbits, and dogs, can be seen. Within a century, the color of choice had become blue on a white background. Today, stores though out the Alta (Old Quarter) sell hand-painted Coimbra pottery for a handful of local workshops. All are signed by the artist and come with a century mark to show what style they are in.
5 inches in height with the lid
3½ inches in height without the lid
3½ x 3½ inches square
This covered jar is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing.
A wonderful gift for a wedding, special occasion, or holiday.
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