Gorgeous Boleslawiec pottery small bowl that was hand made in a traditional manufactory in Bolesławiec (Bunzlau) in Poland.
Bowl is skillfully handcrafted Polish pottery and beautifully hand-painted in blue circles with brown polka dots. Under the bowl, there are hand-printed letters “M.Z.” and Boleslawiec stamp engraved in it. There are signs of use, but overall in great condition.
Potters from the Bolesławiec area first united into a guild around the start of the 17th century. Most of the earliest remaining pieces date from the beginnings of the eighteenth century. They are characterized by the brown glaze and were usually pitchers or jug type vessels. Some of the vessels are lidded forms with attached tin lids, though many are open. Most bear a mark of some kind, usually an individual’s initials, and a date.
For centuries one of the premier art forms in Central Europe has been the pottery and ceramics created in the Silesia region of Poland. The durable and functional creamy white and blue stoneware pieces are unique and easily identifiable. Ceramics and pottery are a definitive part of the identity of the city of Bolesławiec. The town itself is often called Miasto Ceramiki (Town of Ceramics). It is impossible to talk about the town without talking about the ceramics that have been produced there for over a thousand years. It is a matter of great pride to the inhabitants.
Dimensions: 12 cm across 3 cm depth