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Spindle whorls

Spindle whorls

  • Place of origin:

    Deruta (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1510-1560 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Museum number:

    C.29O-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case J1, shelf 2

Physical description

Bead (spindle-whorls) of tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration. Flattened globular form with a hole and pierced longitudinally.

Place of Origin

Deruta (possibly, made)

Date

1510-1560 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Marks and inscriptions

'LAISA BELLA'
Inscribed in blue

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.5 cm, Depth: 1.3 cm

Object history note

One of eighteen beads, but not a set; C.29 to Q-1960.

Descriptive line

Bead (spindle-whorls) of tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration, possibly Deruta, 1510-1560

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ajmar-Wollheim, Marta and Dennis, Flora (eds.). At home in Renaissance Italy. London: V&A Publications, 2006. 420 p., ill. Published to accompany the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 5 October 2006 - 7 January 2007. ISBN 1851774882

Materials

Tin glaze; Earthenware

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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