|Description: A plate with a painted lustreware floral border with touches of red and green paint on a white background. The centre of the saucer has two concentric lines that are painted pink to indicate the placement of the cup. The rim of the saucer is wavy.
General consensus confirms lustreware originated in Baghdad around the 9th century. Gradually the technique of applying a decorative metallic glaze to pottery made its way into Egypt, and by the 13th century, lustreware was being produced in Moorish Spain. The lustreware industry survived the collapse of Arab rule in Spain during the 15th century. At that time, lustreware incorporated both Islamic and Christian influences of design. The technique made its way into Italy and other parts of Europe, but it did not become popular in England until the mid 19th century.