Beautiful small medieval ceramic dish decorated with green and manganese vegetal motifs, characteristic of productions from Paterna (Valencia) between the late XIIIth century and the first half of the XIVth century.
A large three-petal flower with a double palmette flower at the bottom decorates the centre. Between the petals, manganese triangles with spirals inside. The border displays a manganese line and five schematic arrows of three convergent strokes.
Since most of Paterna pieces come from ancient kilns and archaeological sites discovered during the first half of the XXth century, a large number of these Valencian ceramics are generally widely restored: many are fragmentary pieces with large areas reintegrated, pieces in good condition remaining very rare. Thank to its conservative restoration, this dish conserves its beautiful original aspect.
Similar pieces are conserved at the Gonzalez-Martí National Ceramics Museum of Valencia, at the Archeological Museum of Madrid or also among the city hall collections of Valencia.
Reverse is unglazed and incorporates a hanging wire. An old collection inventory label under the base: "1484 Paterna".
Condition: old visible restoration, consisting in the union of six original fragments and the reintegration of a small fragment on the right border, all visible at the back too. The union lines being clear and narrow, the restoration not affecting the original colour or the lines.
3 800 €