Puente del Arzobispo


Earthenware of Puente del Arzobispo has had a splendor parallel to talaverano in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, subsisting as an important production center in the beginning of the XXI century.

Some key differentiating between puenteña and Talavera pottery are:

  1. Prevalence of emerald green on the other, both polychrome and the easiest work.
  2. Glaze, less white in the parts produced on the Bridge of the Archbishop, whose transparency allows to see the creamy tone of his clays.
  3. The persistence in the production of antique Talavera themes such as hunting grounds and a scenic baroque.
  4. The stylization in polychrome Italian-inspired products also treated preponderance of emerald tones.



As in the case of Talavera de la Reina, producing earthenware in El Puente Archbishop has generated such a rich and diverse typology that a classification proposed series from the late nineteenth century by different specialists has become necessary.