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Dish with a fleur-de-lis

Manises; Valencia, c. 1450 - 1475 (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

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