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Ceramics from l'Alcora

  • View of a piece of painted l'Alcora pottery © Turespaña

    View of a piece of painted l'Alcora pottery © Turespaña

  
  


" It has its origins in the Royal China and Porcelain Factory of the Count of Aranda, almost three centuries ago."

It has its origins in the Royal China and Porcelain Factory of the Count of Aranda, almost three centuries ago.

The Royal Factory of L'Alcora began its production on 1 May, 1727. Its early creations reveal a style with a marked French influence. It achieved the maximum quality in its production during the second half of the 18th century, when the factory produced a large quantity of ornamental styles and began to acquire its own personality with genres such as the Rocaille, the Álvaro, the popular series known as Ramito and Cacharrero, and the Fauna of l'Alcora. A good example of the factory's work is the 'Allegory on Fame', in the Ceramics Museum in l'Alcora.

In the early decades of the 19th century it underwent a progressive decline, although it also created new styles with a plainer decoration and simpler lines.

The Royal Factory was active until shortly before the Spanish Civil War. However the emergence of small factories and new generations of ceramicists has maintained the uniqueness of this style until the present day.

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