Exceptional large earthenware vase from Talavera de la Reina (Province of Toledo) decorated in polychromy with bird hunting scenes,
It belongs to a group called "From the Polychrome series" with a flared neck decorated on each side with a wading bird surrounded
by bushes. This vase is decorated with two engravings by Jan Collaert published in Antwerp in 1578 based on original drawings by
the 16th century Flemish painter Van der Straet (alias Stradanus) (1523-1605) see reproduction of these two prints.
Height: 51.5cm - Width: 49cm (approximately)
Good condition of conservation.
This exceptional vase is probably a special order from a high figure in the palace-monastery of the Escurial.
Large vases of this so-called polychrome series comparable to ours can be found at the Metropolitan in New York,
the Museum of Decorative Arts in Barcelona and the American Hispanic Society in New York.
Additional information and photos on request.