Vintage Lebrillo bowl from Spain w/ blue & green pattern 16½"

SKU: 18030


This large Spanish Lebrillo bowl from the 1950s features a timeworn hand-painted pattern in shades of blue and green. Perfect for serving salads or displaying a generous assortment of fruits, this bowl also makes a striking decorative piece. Its vintage charm and vibrant design make it an ideal candidate for wall display alongside other vintage ceramics, enhancing any kitchen or dining area.

Lebrillo pottery, originating from Spain, is known for its wide, shallow bowls traditionally used for washing and food preparation. These bowls have been a staple in Spanish households for centuries, especially noted in the Andalusian region.

Historically, lebrillos served practical purposes but were also beautifully decorated, often featuring intricate, hand-painted designs that reflected the rich cultural influences of the area, including Moorish patterns and bright, colorful motifs. The art of making lebrillo pottery is deeply rooted in local traditions, where potters would use local clays and glazes to create these functional yet decorative items.

The designs not only added aesthetic value but also symbolized cultural identity and artisanal skill. Over time, while their practical use in daily chores has diminished with modern conveniences, lebrillo bowls have found new life as decorative pieces in homes, appreciated for their historical significance and craftsmanship.

Today, these bowls are celebrated elements of Spanish heritage, often collected and displayed as part of interior decor or used in traditional settings for serving large dishes during gatherings, showcasing their enduring appeal and the lasting legacy of Spanish ceramic artistry.

Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 6" high x 16½" diameter
Approx. overall 15cm high x 42cm diameter

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