Large earthenware metallic - lustre basin.
Created in Spain, Manises.
Dated Late XVII century.
The iridescent luster surface was created by firing metal oxides onto ceramic objects in a special "reduction" firing, in which the kiln was starved of oxygen.
Decorated with symmetrical oriental influenced trees, branches, flowers and fantastic birds.
The external side is decorated with large branches with fruits and circles, always with the use of metallic luster.
There are two original holes that allowed the basin to be hung. There is a crack, not through, probably a production defect.