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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Pesaro (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca.1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

  • Museum number:

    8529-1863

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 37, shelf 1

Physical description

Vase, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), decorated with a version of the palmette and lotus strip, in which the flowers oppose each other. The ornament is probably derived from Roman carving. A number 'XIV' has been incised on the rim. Incised into the base is a mark 'K £ 13'. Inside are still the remnants of the contents.

Place of Origin

Pesaro (probably, made)

Date

ca.1500 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Marks and inscriptions

K £ 13, incised on the bottom
Unknown meaning, possibly relating to the capacity.

Dimensions

Height: 31.8 cm, Width: 32.4 cm

Object history note

This vase shows a favourite version of the palmette and lotus strip, in which the flowers oppose each other. The ornament is probably derived from Roman carving.

Descriptive line

Vase, tin-glazed earthenware, painted with a palmette and lotus frieze, probably made in Pesaro, about 1500

Subjects depicted

Palmette; Lotus; Classicism

Categories

Earthenware; Vases; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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