Bowl with hunting scenes, Spain

Bowl with hunting scenes, Spain

Bowl with hunting scenes
Spain, Talavera
About 1700
Tin-glazed earthenware, with decoration painted into the glaze
Museum no. 329-1876

The bright metallic lustres that had made Spanish pottery so desirable fell out of fashion by 1500. As potters from Italy, the Netherlands and France arrived in Spain, new styles emerged.

Talavera became famous for its colourful, painterly decoration. The market for such superbly painted pottery grew following a Spanish law of 1601 prohibiting gold and silver tablewares.