Naples Maiolica Dish – Caravela Latina 18th

Italy 18th – Private Collection Greece

A Naples maiolica dish, decorated in blue, green, yellow and manganese with a ship under full sail. The border with a stylized garland of flowers between wavy lines. The ship is probably a caravel carrying three masts with lateen sails (caravela latina). The caravel is a light sailing ship that was developed by the Portuguese in the late 1400’s, and was used for the next 300 years (18th c., diam. 32cm, private collection Athens, Greece).

Piatto con vascello caravella. Fabbriche napoletane, sec. XVIII, (Coll. Privata, Atene).

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