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Bowl

Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Pavia (made)

  • Date:

    1694 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cuzio, Antonio Maria, born 1635 - died 1699 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:

    4611-1858

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case L1, shelf 4

Physical description

Red earthenware bowl covered with a white slip and with incised decoration of a portrait of an ecclesiastic and inscriptions; border of foliage and flowers around rim. The whole covered with a transparent dark amber-brown glaze.

Place of Origin

Pavia (made)

Date

1694 (made)

Artist/maker

Cuzio, Antonio Maria, born 1635 - died 1699 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

'LIBERA ME DOMINE AB HOMINE MALO, ET A LINGUA INIVSTA.'
Deliver me Oh Lord from the evil of man and from an unjust tongue
Latin. Painted on band of medallion

'TIMETE DOMINVM'
Fear the Lord
Latin. Painted on ribbon by medallion

'PAPIAE DIE XVII MAIJ 1694'
Latin. Signature painted in the background

'SOLAMENTE E INGANNATO CHI TROPPO SI FIDA'
Only the over trustful is deceived
Latin. Painted on bowl face

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 cm, Diameter: 34 cm

Object history note

Rackham attributes this dish to wares made at Pavia by Antonio Maria Cuzio.

Historical context note

On the reverse of the dish there is an inscription stating that Presbyter Antonio Maria Cuzio, protonotary to the Pope, made this dish in 1694. There are other pieces assigned to the work of this man with the earliest dating to 1676.

Descriptive line

Red earthenware bowl, portrait of an ecclesiastic and border of foliage incised in white slip, dark amber-brown glaze. Made by Antonio Maria Cuzio. Italian, Pavia, dated 1694.

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

Rackham, Bernard, Catalogue of Italian Maiolica, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1977
Brambilla, C., Antonio Maria Cuzio e la ceramica di Pavia, Pavia, 1889
Casati, Paola, Le maioliche di Pavia nelle collezioni pubbliche e private dal XVII al XIX secolo, Pavia, 1992

Labels and date

Bowl
Made in Italy
LIBERA ME DOMINE AB HOMINE MALO, ET A LINGUA INIVSTA.
Tin-glazed earthenware

4611-1858 [16/07/2008]
Dish with portrait of a cleric and inscriptions
Red earthenware covered with a white slip and with incised decoration. The whole covered with a transparent dark amber- brown glaze.
Italian, Pavia, dated 1694. [2010 (TAB)]

Materials

Earthenware; Tin glaze; Slip

Techniques

Tin glazing; Incising

Subjects depicted

Foliage; Inscriptions; Portraits

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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