Exceptional Pieces 1750 – 1770

  • Tin-glazed earthenware

  • H. 60cm – Diam. 25cm

This pair of ornamental vases are among the most extraordinary volume pieces from the Real Fábrica del Conde de Aranda. They have a tall, robust foot, a top-shaped body with a strangulation at the bottom, a concave neck with a central projection and a lid topped by a bouquet of flowers, fruits and leaves. The rockery handles culminate in a lion’s head. The decoration presents a wide repertoire of rockeries and other ornamental elements associated with it, such as natural flowers, fountains, architectures and even some animals.
They come from the collection of the Marquis of Benicarló and are reproduced in plate LVIII of the 2nd edition of the “History of Ceramics in Alcora”, by the Count of Casal (1945).



Exceptional pieces 1750

  • Tin-glazed earthenware

  • H. 53cm – W. 30cm

Rectangular plaque topped by a divided pediment presided over by a cherub, with scrolls in the four corners and in the lower plume. The scene represents the apotheosis of San Pascual Bailón, receiving the Eucharist from the hands of an angel, surrounded by four scenes with the saint’s miracles, explained by as many phylacteries.
At the bottom, cartouche in Italian: “S. Pasqhale Baylon Figlio of the Sta. Prova di S. Gio. Battista nel Regno di Va: La di cuí imagine s. é fatta nella faba del Alcora nel medemo Regno”; and below the dedication, which reads: “Per il P. M. R. Fr. Pier: Gio: di Molina Procor. Genle.”
It comes from the old collection of the Marquis of Benicarló. The Count of Casal, in the 2nd edition of his monograph on Alcora ceramics, reproduces a similar plate belonging to the collection of the Marquis of Montortal, and mentions the existence of a third, in the Bouza collection.



Exceptional pieces 1740 – 1760

  • Tin-glazed earthenware

  • H. – cm – Diam. – cm

Extraordinary inkstand with “red striped” style decoration. Triangular base topped by winged female figures wearing plumes and pebble-shaped feet. On the base, a central support made up of pebbles and lion heads that support the container for the pen holder, and three other similar containers for the sandbox and the inkwells distributed around it.
It comes from the old collection of the Marquis of Benicarló.