Plate with Arms of the Vitelleschi Family

Tin-glazed earthenware with gold luster (maiolica) | 26.3cm | 1527

Maestro Giorgio Andreoli

Italian nobles of the 1500s often expressed their wealth, social status, and sophistication by ordering large sets of maiolica that sometimes carried their coats of arms or even likenesses, usually in profile as in portraits of the period. Reserved f...
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