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Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 18, 2018

Venetian Plate or Platter of David Giles

Remarks: Venetian plate or platter with gilded decoration. The most interesting feature of this piece is that the decoration or design on the roundel is of Islamic form and was obviously made in Venice for the Islamic market. I hadn’t appreciated this when I bought it but one day an Islamic expert, Carlo Suriano, saw it and spotted this immediately. I also sent images to the Islamic expert Stefano Carboni who confirmed the same opinion.  Dated: early 1500  Diameter: 36cm  See close up of roundel below.


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