(early 15h century)
Zaffera in relievo
(mid 15th century)
Late Severe Style
(late 15th century)
How to Order
|Italian Heraldic Plates and Jugs
plates/platters, jugs and jars were frequently decorated with
personal heraldry. You may custom order a plate or jug with your
personal heraldry. I
have chosen four different 15th century designs that you can chose
design was taken from a 15th century heraldic jug. The green is
light, which is similar to most of the greens painted on early
maiolica; however, if a darker green is preferred that is no problem.
Colors of the flowers and the ring holders on the laurel wreath
can be made to match the arms. I have also seen similar wreaths painted
in blue and orange although the green and gold is more common.
|Gothic foliage plate
design on this plate comes from a heraldic plate produced in Faenza
during the 15th century. Gothic foliage is a popular design element in
both Faenza and Florence in the 15th century.
|Peacock eye border
border for this plate was taken from a fragment that is attributed to
Florence in the 15th century. Peacock eyes were a common 15th
|Scale border (Deruta)
border was based on one produced in Deruta but was designed to go with
arms that are red, black in yellow. The original border has green
and blue in it also. I have some other heraldic examples from
Deruta with variations on this border, if you like the basic border
design but would like a different color scheme.
Italian Heraldic Jug
|Heraldic Jug (c. 1470-1490)
jug is based on two similar jugs made in Florence or Faenza. The arms
on the original jugs are not impaled arms like the example to the
right. However, a few examples of other Italian vessels with impaled
arms have been observed.
Source: The Robert Lehman Collection X, Italian Majolica. Jorg Rasmussen. 1989, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
How to order:
The cost of a
customized plate or jug featuring your own heraldery is $100.00 plus
shipping. To order please request an order form by email