- second half 17th century
- probably Spanish, Andalusia or Portuguese
- Lead-glazed earthenware
- Diameter: 12 3/16 in. (31 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1894
- Accession Number:
The simply made plate was produced in a mold, and its bright green glaze was achieved in a single firing. This popular technique, originally practiced in Spain by Muslim craftsmen, was often used for much larger, quasi-architectural objects such as baptismal fonts. In this case, the form of the plate follows a metalwork style often seen in Portugal.