Spanish (Manises near Valencia) Plate 19th

Manises Spain 19th Private Collection Greece

Popular dish from the workshops of Manises, near Valencia, in Spain’s eastern Mediterranean coastal region. The plate is painted in bright colors blue, green, yellow and purple. The central theme is a bird standing on large flowers, while blue dots filling the white background. The 18th and particularly the 19th centuries were another noteworthy era in the Manises ceramic production, characterised by the popular tone of the decorations. The motifs are mainly floral, but there are also birds, animals, human figures and architecture depicted. The plate is dated around the mid-19th century. Private collection Athens Greece.

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