Spanish tin glazed plate, c.1800

My friend Marianne gave us this lovely Spanish pottery plate, along with two other similar ones, as a wedding gift when we visited her in Brussels last spring. It is tin glazed with a polychrome design of a bird at center and a wide stylized floral border. The deep plate measures just over 14″  in diameter and was made in Spain at the turn of the 18th century. The enormous iron staples measure a whopping 1-1/4″  long and hold together the three broken pieces. Some of the staples have fallen out since they were first attached to the plate by an itinerant china mender over 150 years ago. At a much later date, metal wire was wrapped and clipped to the back of the plate to form a crude but effective hanging device.





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5 Responses to “Spanish tin glazed plate, c.1800”

  1. Cecilia says:

    NICE. Those staples are certainly whoopers!
    Very impressive and what a treasure to have such a thoughtful friend.

  2. Jonathan Rickard says:

    Lovely piece. Spanish tin-glazed wares are “off-the-radar” in my world. i’ll have to change that.

  3. Elizabeth Mastopietro says:

    Love this!!

  4. Carol Thosath says:

    The design and colors are magnificent! Not to mention the great repairs.
    What a lovely, thoughtful gift!

  5. Marianne says:

    Wonderful to see it professionaly highlighted by our world expert!

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