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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Urbino (possibly, made)
    Urbania (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1540-1550 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:

    8390-1863

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 39, shelf 4

Physical description

Dish with a hound holding a heart in its mouth.

Place of Origin

Urbino (possibly, made)
Urbania (possibly, made)

Date

1540-1550 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

'PERMERTO DE MIA FE'
As a reward for my fidelity
Painted in the middle on a scroll.

'IN', flames, a mulberry tree, a pear, 'TE', a sheet of music with solfa notation, a grape-wine with stem twisted in form of an S (for In fiamma [or fuoco] mor per te: si fa l'affare? Su, va!)
I am burning for you: are we going to make a business? come on!
Italian. Painted on the back

Dimensions

Diameter: 46 cm

Descriptive line

Dish depicting a hound holding a heart in its mouth, made in Urbino or Castel Durante, 1540 to 50, tin-glazed earthenware

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

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian maiolica. London : H.M.S.O., 1977.

Labels and date

Dish depicting a hound holding a heart in its mouth
Made in Urbino or Castel Durante 1540 to 50
Inscription (in the middle):'PERMERTO DE MIA FE' (As a reward to my fidelity)

Tin-glazed earthenware

8390-1863 [16/07/2008]
DISH with a hound holding a heart in its mouth
1540-50

This dish would have been a love token, and its elaborate decoration is rich in meaning. The faithful dog begs for the reward of his beloved's heart. An inscription on the rim, partly using symbols for missing words, proclaims 'I am burning for you. Are we going to make a business? Come on!'

Italy, Urbino or Castel Durante

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Inscribed in Italian in the centre, 'As a reward for my fidelity'

Museum no. 8390-1863 [2008]

Materials

Earthenware

Subjects depicted

Heart; Hounds

Categories

Ceramics; Maiolica

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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