Bowl - Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis


Portugal, Vila Nova de Gaia, Santo António do Vale de Piedade Factory (?)

18th -19th century

Tin-glazed Earthenware

Inventory sheet

Although it is unmarked, this bowl or basin has the decoration and high quality glaze characteristic of the tin-glazed earthenware produced at the Santo António do Vale de Piedade factory, of which the Soares dos Reis National Museum possesses other similar examples. The lightness of the decoration, the chosen tones and the couple’s costumes bear witness to the taste for the rococo aesthetic in national production and consumers.