A fabulous 19th century Italian Maiolica Istoriato wall charger in the Renaissance style. The charger has a wide cobalt border and contrasting "grotesques" with a classical center medallion, all handpainted and typical of the tin-glazed ware produced in the style of earlier artists from the Urbino region. Because of the glazes used and the firing process, the charger still showcases the vivid and earthy colors which have retained their brilliance over the years.
The plate is in excellent condition, with an age related glaze line in the back of the charger. It is mounted with a metal wall hanger.
Size 14" D.
Italian Faenza Hand Painted Maiolica Charger