A large antique 17th-18th century Hispano-Moresque tin-glazed earthenware dish - charger with a cobalt blue and copper lustre decoration from Spain, Valencia, or Manises.
The charger plate of shallow form with a wide rim and a raised central boss adorned with a sunburst motif, enclosed by a large band painted with cobalt blue arrows on a beige ground with copper-lustre abstract vegetal motifs.
A wide rim molded with raised swirling panels of gadroon motifs painted in cobalt blue and copper-lustre.
Reverse with continuous bands surrounded by scrolling motifs.
The rim is pierced with two holes for suspension made by the potter before firing.
The shape of the dish is inspired by 16th-century European brass alms dishes.
Diameter: 43.4 cm (17.1 inches).
Height: 5 cm (2 inches).
CONDITION: It shows age and use, reglued several clean breaks, and minor age-related chipping on the rim typical of antique ceramics.