About this object

History of use

This plate once belonged to a dinner service.

Cultural context

Decorative; functional.

Iconographic meaning

The coat of arms probably represents the Venetian branch of the Della Rovere family. An oak tree with four green branches is depicted on a blue ground.

Specific techniques


Physical description

Circular white earthenware plate with flat base, rounded sides and flaring rim. On the top rim and extending into the well is a shield-shaped coat of arms enclosing a tree with star and animal at base. Painted in blue, yellow, green, orange.