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Dish with a fleur-de-lis
Manises; Valencia, c. 1450 - 1475
18 cm (diameter); cm (diameter)
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
The fleur-de-lis in the central shield is a common heraldic emblem, particularly associated with the French monarchy and with the city of Florence. On the back is a heraldic eagle displayed, splendidly drawn in solid lustre brushwork.
Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1888. WA1888.CDEF.C334