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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery

Dish

1520-1550
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Among the most popular designs on large Deruta dishes of this kind are single figures of horsemen, either Western lancers, such as this one, or, Turkish ones. This type of plate may have formed a pair with an Ottoman rider proceeding in the opposite direction.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware, painted with colours
Brief Description
Dish depicting a man carrying a spear on a horse, possibly made in Mancini workshop, Deruta, Italy, mid 16th century, tin-glazed earthenware
Physical Description
A lancer mounted on a horse gallops to the right.

The rim is divided by radial stripes into six panels filled with different decorations.

Colours orange, green, yellow and blue.

Greenish lead-glaze on the back; a capital letter or symbol in the middle of the foot.



J Mallet

suspension holes and pierced. badly broken, not restored. grey shadows on horse.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 39cm
2009
Marks and Inscriptions
'V' with a paraph (Maker's mark painted in Roman script on the underside of the dish.)
Object history
Delange Collection, Paris.
Production
Giulio Busti from the Deruta Museum suggested this dating (2009)
Subjects depicted
Summary
Among the most popular designs on large Deruta dishes of this kind are single figures of horsemen, either Western lancers, such as this one, or, Turkish ones. This type of plate may have formed a pair with an Ottoman rider proceeding in the opposite direction.
Bibliographic References
  • Poole, J.E. Italian maiolica and incised slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Cambridge, 1995.
  • Fiocco, Carola and Gabriella Gherardi. La ceramica di Deruta dal XIII al XVIII secolo. Perugia : Volumnia, 1994. pp.179-180.
  • Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian Maiolica, London : H.M.S.O., 1977
Other Number
757 - Rackham (1977)
Collection
Accession Number
2595-1856

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record createdJuly 16, 2008
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