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  • Place of origin:

    Faenza (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1520-1525

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 41, shelf 2

Physical description

Flattish plate with shallow well and vertical border. Covered front and back with light blue tin-glaze. Painted in blue, green, orange, yellow and white. On the border, on a dark blue ground, grotesque decoration in pale blue and white. At the centre of the well is a shield of arms, surmounted by a cherub's head, on pale blue, surrounded by a moulding. The reverse contains zigzags and flowers in dark blue on the paler ground.

Place of Origin

Faenza (made)


ca. 1520-1525



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware


Diameter: 24.1 cm

Object history note

Formerly Bernal Collection.

Descriptive line

Plate, blue border of grotesque decoration, at the centre a shield of arms surmounted by a cherub's head, tin-glazed earthenware, Faenza, ca. 1520-1525

Labels and date

Made in Italy
Tin-glazed earthenware

1732-1855 Formerly Bernal Collection [16/07/2008]

Production Note

Tuscan Sheild = or on a bend Azur, 3 mullets of eight points gold and chief vair?


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Tin glazing

Subjects depicted

Cherub; Shield


Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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