Nuestra Señora de Atocha (1622)
Chargers are large decorative dish supports for a formal table setting. They were designed to hold and frame a plate or platter, and offer an elegant, artistic flair to the table. They could be removed with the plate they held or remain at the table between servings or meals as décor. There were multiple examples of filigree chargers on the Atocha, and though of varying size, they all had the same pattern, implying they were part of a matched set. See also 2008.012.0002--2008.0012.0011.
61.28 cm Diameter