Lebrillo from Fajalauza
Granada, 19th century
27 3/8 Diameter x 8 1/2 Depth in.
Iron stand sold separately.
The lebrillo is the name given to this shape of ceramic, they are large bowls with a bent edge to facilitate handling. This ceramic was used for the “matanzas” to cook the famous Spanish sauce, but also to wash clothes or even to bathe babies. This particular lebrillo is from Granada, Spain, has typical green and white colors, and is decorated with the lily flower and with five rows of little chains at the edge. This kind of ceramic is typically from Granada, and started in the 15th century. The origins are the Spanish Moresque. It is named Fajalauza, after the Nasri door of the Albaicin, where the largest center of ceramist was based.