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Maiolica stand

Description

A 17th century maiolica stand; white ground with blue, yellow and green decoration; octagonal, four straight sides and four curved; at four corners a heraldic beast (lion?) holding the plate on its back clear of the ground; in the centre an ecclesiastical armorial with a helmet; around the sides, on recessed centre and ledge, blue and yellow bands of decoration; raised rim; in centre of reverse side a circular projection to support centre of plate; cracked/broken diagonally, repaired and crudely repainted; slightly chipped around rim.

The fleurs de lys arms featured on the dish are a variant of the Orsini family's, according to William Thomas Collins (28.1.1999).

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/218

  • Date

    1601 - 1700 (c.)

  • Material

    ceramic

  • Measurements

  • Length

    290 mm

  • Width

    285 mm

  • Height

    75 mm

  • Location

    Hall's Croft - Entrance hall

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust