Dish, Tin-glazed and luster-painted earthenware, Spanish, Valencia

Dish

Date:
ca. 1500
Culture:
Spanish, Valencia
Medium:
Tin-glazed and luster-painted earthenware
Dimensions:
Diameter: 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.430
Not on view
On the front, Manises lusterware braseros were decorated with radial designs and filled with dense, regularized vegetal motifs and other patterns, all organized around a central device. On the back, they were also luster-painted, usually with larger-scale designs and often with more exuberance. Puncture holes in the rims indicate that such dishes were sometimes displayed on walls when not in use.
Edward C. Moore , New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)