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  • Place of origin:

    Faenza (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1540 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 41, shelf 2

Physical description

Dish moulded with convex centre.

Place of Origin

Faenza (made)


ca. 1540 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware


Diameter: 29.5 cm

Object history note

Purchase: Soulages Collection.

Descriptive line

Coppa, dish on low foot, depicting St. Francis holding a book and a cross, made in Faenza, Italy, about 1540, tin-glazed earthenware

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

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

Labels and date

Dish depicting St. Francis holding a book and a cross
Made in Faenza, Italy About 1540
Tin-glazed earthenware

8897-1863 Soulages Collection [16/07/2008]

Production Note

J Mallet, 23/02/2003
Urbino influence of floral decorative pattern on the border. It is likely that the artist who painted the central medallion did not do the rest of the dish. the foot wsa possibly cut down.
Function: fruttiera.


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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