Many decades ago, I lived in Granada, in Southern Spain, site of the Alhambra and center of a most vibrant and beautiful section called the Albaicin. This part of Spain more than any other represents the influence and mixture of Islamic and Spanish cultures, where the Moors came up into Spain in the 700s A.D. and lived for centuries. And so of course when I saw this heavy earthenware bowl, I immediately recognized it as a Moroccan piece. Circa 1960s, the bowl is unsigned but I recognize it as typical of pottery from the city of Fez. Beautiful traditional design, with traditional blue against white, and one of the design styles you see in Fez is that almost fuzziness to the lines, as if each one is more of an organic thing, like the stem of a fern. The piece has a thick foot or pedestal. There are some condition issues--paint flakes and even some that occurred in firing, most of which the previous owner painted over to try to hide. On the front are what I believe to be firing kiln marks, places where the bowl would have been placed atop metal stalks, and thus where the glaze doesn't cover. But it looks as though someone painted over those spots with white paint, and I wonder if perhaps the previous owner thought those to be flaws? Or maybe the glaze flaked away in those four spots; at any rate, you will see the whiter paint of these dots. Bowl was made in the first half of the 20th Century.
The bowl measures just over 12" in diameter and just about 3" tall. See Photos 6-8 for close ups of areas I talk about above. Also note that there are other spots where bubbles popped leaving small pinpoint like holes, and areas along the foot with small divots. No cracks. Bowl is heavy at 3.6 lbs unpacked and will be reinforced for shipping.
Pottery so beautiful that it is truly a piece of art.
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