Quatrefoil Platter scarf
This limited-edition silk scarf reproduces a striking platter for the Royal Ceramic Factory of Alcora, founded in 1727 by Buenaventura Ximénez de Urrea, Abarca de Boléa, ninth count of Aranda (1699-1742). The factory produced some of the most sophisticated ceramic vessels and sculpture made in eighteenth-century Europe. Tablewares from the series known as flores naturales (“natural flowers”), loosely based on contemporary botanical engravings, were among their most beautifully painted works. The flowers within a lambrequin border on this platter offer a superb example of the series. From the mark in the shape of a cross found on the reverse, the decoration of the platter may be attributed to one of a number of ceramists with the surname “Cros” who worked at the factory, most likely Vicente Cros, active from 1735 to 1750. This platter is one of nearly one-hundred works from Alcora in The Hispanic Society of America’s world-renowned ceramics collection.
- Inspired by: Quatrefoil Platter. Royal Ceramics Factory of Alcora, Alcora (Castellón de la Plana), Spain, ca. 1740-1753. Tin-glazed earthenware.
- 100% silk
- 35 x 35 in.
|Dimensions||10 × 10 × 1 in|