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<p>Bottle, the first the period of the workshop of Alcora (Castell&oacute;n), 1730-1740, Alcora, enamelled polychrome earthenware.&nbsp; Dr. Jes&uacute;s P&eacute;rez Rosales collection.</p>

Bottle, the first the period of the workshop of Alcora (Castellón), 1730-1740, Alcora, enamelled polychrome earthenware.  Dr. Jesús Pérez Rosales collection.

The shape and decoration of this simple bottle for serving wine are in tune with the spirit of Chinese porcelain from the Kangxi period (1662-1722), of the Qing Dynasty, informed by a concept based on the balance between plain and decorated spaces. To achieve this, they used sequences of geometric elements with a tendency towards symmetry interspersed among large spaces left blank.

This bottle has a type of decoration called punta Bérain, arranged in a circle in three sections of the piece. Jean Bérain had been Louis XV’s decorator and had created several ornamental models, some more complex than others.

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