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Plate (Spain), late 17th century

This is a Plate. It is dated late 17th century and we acquired it in 1940. Its medium is lustered pottery. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

In the 14th century,the region of Valencia, Spain became a center for the production of the most elaborate lusterware. These ceramics,technically superior to any other wares produced in late-medieval Europe, became a successful export.This plate shows decoration of Islamic origin,including stylized birds, palm and fern elements, as well as interlace patterns of curving lines and geometric shapes.

This object was donated by Mrs. Laurent Oppenheim. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Laurent Oppenheim in memory of Laurent Oppenheim.

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Vase (England), 1891
  • glazed earthenware.
  • Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.
  • 1995-3-1

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 8.5 x 40.5 cm (3 3/8 x 15 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Plate (Spain), late 17th century; lustered pottery; H x diam.: 8.5 x 40.5 cm (3 3/8 x 15 15/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Laurent Oppenheim in memory of Laurent Oppenheim; 1940-114-1-a

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