Large white bowl from Seville, c.1820

This heavy pottery bowl with a white tin glaze has a subtle blue line gracing the rim. I found it in a small, packed antique shop in Seville, Spain during a recent vacation

The hand woven wire web holds the many cracks in the ceramic together, enabling the bowl to be functional again. The web effect reminds me of a turtle shell pattern and is similar to the repair on a Tuscan pottery jug I found in Italy

A triangular formation of unglazed bubbles on the inside show where the bowl was suspended on stilts during the firing. The bowl measures 6″ high and is 15-1/4″ in diameter.

I display the bowl on my dining table, along with a Spanish tin glazed wine jug I purchased from the same shop

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One Response to “Large white bowl from Seville, c.1820”

  1. Roz Ivanic says:

    What is the term for this method of repairing pots by holding them together with wire? It is a word which used to be common knowledge, but I haven’t head it for years, and now I can’t remember it.

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