Dish (brasero) earthenware; large, with almost vertical sides, curved and sloping border; covered both sides with pinkish tin-glaze, painted with brown lustre and pale blue; obverse, in the well a blue ship outlined in lustre, with four heads of ladies inside, perhaps intended to represent the Ship of Love. Around the edge segments filled with leaf patterns, stripes, dots and flowers; the border has interlace (fish border) filled with scrolls and dots; reverse, in the centre a circular mark with trident within, stripes of lustre around the edges; a suspension ring applied.
- 1400-1450 (circa)
- Made in: Manises (?)
- (Europe,Spain,Valencia (region),Valencia (province),Manises)
- Diameter: 40.2 centimetres
See also 1901,0427.1
Link with Pithay dish which has Tree of Life flanked by deer. This is a rare figurative piece from same group in the Persian style, strongly Moorish designs and elements, such as Tree of Life and alafias, and use of pale blue.This has "fish border" design, seen also on Pithay dish to which it relates closely. This style accordiny to Ray 2000 p. 65 may be "feuillages perses" referred to in Rene of Anjou's inventory of 1471. DFT
Bibliography: González Marti 1944 p.430, pl.527.
2011, USA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 'The Crown of Aragon'
Broken into several pieces and repaired, patches missing from rim, holes filled.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCN11633
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