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Lustreware plate with Aragon and Sicily coat of arms

Unknown1476 - 1525

Museo Nacional de Ceramica y Artes suntuarias Gonzalez Marti de Valencia

Museo Nacional de Ceramica y Artes suntuarias Gonzalez Marti de Valencia
Valencia, Spain

Concave plate in an opened truncated cone shape. Lustre decoration on a tin glaze, displaying in its centre a quartered coat of arms with the Aragon bars and Sicily’s eagles that belong to the Aragon-Sicily crown, probably from Ferdinand II of Aragon, king of Sicily from 1468. The background is covered by the “fine diaper of dots and stalks” pattern. This kind of plate was known during that period as “baci gran”. When they were not used, they were hung in the wall by two small holes that they had in the side, showing the obverse where they had ornaments, in this case concentric rings, or they were shown in a niche or table as a prestigious object. Manises earthenware. Last quarter of the 15th century.

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  • Title: Lustreware plate with Aragon and Sicily coat of arms
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1476 - 1525
  • Original Tittle: Plato de loza dorada con las armas de Aragón y Sicilia
  • Object Notes: Gran plato cóncavo de perfil troncocónico. Decoración dorada sobre esmalte estannífero que expone en su centro un escudo cuartelado con las barras de Aragón y las águilas de Sicilia perteneciente a la corona de Aragón-Sicilia, posiblemente para Fernando II de Aragón, rey de Sicilia desde 1468. El fondo se cubre con el motivo de la “solfa”. Este tipo de plato se conocía en su época como “bací gran”. Cuando no se usaban se colgaban de las paredes por dos pequeños agujeros que posee en el lado, mostrando los ornamentos de su reverso, en este caso anillos concéntricos, o bien se guardaba en hornacinas o aparadores como objeto prestigioso. Loza de Manises. Último cuarto del siglo XV.
  • Type: Ceramics
  • External Link: CERES

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