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Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Gubbio (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1535-1540 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware with colour and gold lustre

  • Museum number:

    8886-1863

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 39, shelf 5

Physical description

Dish on low foot, the foot has been ground off. Tin-glazed earthenware with yellow and gold lustre. Depicting the head of a young lady with the inscription 'Amaro chi me amara'. The back not decorated.

Place of Origin

Gubbio (made)

Date

ca. 1535-1540 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware with colour and gold lustre

Marks and inscriptions

'Amaro chi me amara'
I will love whoever will love me.
Italian. Printed on dish front

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 cm

Object history note

Purchase: Soulages Collection. The lady depicted might be a courtesan. The insciption translates: 'I will love whoever will love me'.

Descriptive line

Dish with the foot ground off, head of young lady with inscription 'Amaro chi me amara', made in Gubbio, about 1535-40, tin-glazed earthenware with yellow and gold lustre

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

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

Labels and date

Dish
Made in Gubbio, Italy about 1535-40
Inscribed: 'Amaro chi me amara'
Tin-glazed earthenware with yellow and gold lustre

8886-1863 Soulages Collection

The lady depicted might be a courtesan. The insciption translates: 'I will love whoever will love me'. [16/07/2008]

Categories

Ceramics; Maiolica

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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