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  • Place of origin:

    Gubbio (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1525 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 39, shelf 2

Physical description

Moulded dish on low foot, which is broken off and missing, with a female portrait painted in pale olive-green. The background of the centre is blue, and shows in lustre, the initials B B. The rim is decorated with two rows of circular depressions. On the back, two groups of concentric circles, painted in lustre. Painted in blue olive-green and with red and gold lustre.

Place of Origin

Gubbio (made)


ca. 1525 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

'B B'
Painted with one letter on either side of the bust of the lady


Diameter: 25 cm

Object history note

Purchase: Soulages Collection.

Descriptive line

Moulded dish, low foot broken off and missing, painted with a female portrait and initials B B, made in Gubbio, about 1525, 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

Made in Gubbio, Italy About 1525
Tin-glazed earthenware

8452-1863 Soulages Collection [16/07/2008]

Production Note

John Mallet, 4-2-1999


Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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