Portuguese. Small Scent Ball.

Age: 21st century

Condition: Excellent

Size (cminches): 7 x 7 x 7

£40.00
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Description

China made in Portugal. Round ball with hanging ribbon. Floral and animal decoration with sand ribbon edging. Written on the bottom – “1000a ceramica delcoimbra hand painted.”.

History & Provenance

In Portugal pottery is a very ancient and traditional art. Talented artisans continue the hand painted tradition and this authentic hand-crafted and hand-painted ball is representative of a 1200 tradition of intermeshing Christian & Moslem values. This is a traditional Portuguese method of dispensing either pleasant scents into a room or conversely sweet & sticky pastes used to attract flies & bugs.

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