Offered by Codosero Galería de Arte Antiguo
European Works of Art from the Middle Ages to the XVIIIth century
A supberb Talavera albarello , around 1730.
Tin glazed earthenware.
A large albarelo decorated with cobalt blue glaze applied in different solutions, seeking an unusual pictorialism hitherto in the ceramics of this center. However, the decoration is still typical of Talavera, presenting two cheetahs in a jumping position flanked by two vertical plant elements, on a sketched landscape space.
Regarding the typology, it is a typically Spanish albarello, with a differentiated base and neck, shoulders marked with a and a cylindrical body, without yet showing the smooth recess of the rococo albarelle.