Dish with Heraldic Shield
- Made in probably Manises, Valencia, Spain
- Tin-glazed earthenware
- Overall: 17 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (43.5 x 7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
- Accession Number:
Toward the end of the fifteenth century, Valencian potters created new forms, modeled after contemporary metalwork, with raised studs and ribbing. These objects were often embellished with an overall dot-and-stalk pattern, which served as a field surrounding a family crest.