19th C Fajalauza Blue White Spanish Glazed Terra Cotta Bowl with Crested Bird

Description

Circa 1890s Spanish Fajalauza terra cotta bowl in traditional blue and white glaze with bird at the center and scalloped design at the border.  Fajalauza pottery is from Granada, Spain and originated during the 13-15th centuries when the Nasrid Muslim dynasty ruled the Iberian Peninsula. It is named for the gate of Fajalauza that led to the El Albaicin neighborhood in Granada where the Islamic potters lived during the 16th century.

Some flakes to glaze on top rim and inside body of bowl, see detail photos.