Portuguese. Scent Ball.

Age: 21st century

Condition: Excellent

Size (cminches): 9 x 9 x 9

Buy Now

Item information


China  made in Portugal. Round Ball with hanging ribbon.. Floral and animal decoration with sand ribbon edging. Stamp on the bottom – “1000 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.

Want to know more about this item?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about this item. In addition, it is also possible to request more photographs if there is something specific you want illustrated.
Ask a question

Share this Page with a friend