Offered by Dei Bardi Art
Sculptures and works of art from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Plate « trompe-l’Oeil » presenting a dish of quince
Faience, fine glazed pottery
Round dish with relief decoration trompe l’oeil of quince, decorated border in red and blue flowers.
This very realistic plate is a remarkable example of the surprises that could be found on certain tables in high social circles.
The superb jattes in the shape of olives, pears, almonds, apricots, apples and figs were aimed to please, distract and surprise the guests.
Many earthenware factories, including Moustier, Sceaux, Faenza, Alcora produced those dishes and bowls and they are today exposed in different museums (museum of tableware in Garonne, Musée des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg, Sèvres city of ceramics, Museum of Creil).
Provenance : Chiari's private collection, Orvieto Italy