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  • Place of origin:

    Deruta (Made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1520-25 (Made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted with colours

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 12, shelf 3

The painting of this beautiful dish bears close analogies with the style of the master who painted the tiles that once adorned the church of St. Francis in Deruta, near Perugia. These tiles feature profiles busts often painted in monochrome blue.
Recent archival discoveries have revelead the name of this maiolica painter: Nicola Francioli, known as Co, active in Deruta in the first part of the 16th century.

Physical description

Plate depicting a bust of a woman in profile to left, to the left a slight indication of a landscape. On the back radial intersecting petal-motives in blue outline

Place of Origin

Deruta (Made)


ca. 1520-25 (Made)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted with colours


Diameter: 22.5 cm

Descriptive line

Dish with profile of woman facing left,tin-glazed earthenware, made in Deruta, ca. 1520-25

Production Note

Attributed to Nicola Mancini known as Co (Giulio Busti 2009)


Ceramics Collection

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