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Plate

Date:
second half 17th century
Culture:
probably Spanish (Andalusia) or Portuguese
Medium:
Lead-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Diameter: 12 3/16 in. (31 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1894
Accession Number:
94.4.34
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 535
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.
Henry G. Marquand (until 1894; to MMA)
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