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  • Place of origin:

    Urbino (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1580 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Patanazzi, Alfonso (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case R1, shelf 2

Physical description

Broad-rimmed bowl. Tin-glazed overall. The centre is painted with Cupid riding on a dolphin; a double border of grotesques on white ground surround it. The reverse contains concentric yellow lines.

Place of Origin

Urbino (made)


ca. 1580 (made)


Patanazzi, Alfonso (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Object history note

Bought (Soulages Collection).

Descriptive line

Dish depicting Cupid riding on a dolphin, made in Urbino, about 1580, tin-glazed earthenware

Labels and date

Dish depicting in the centre Cupid riding on a dolphin
Made in Urbino about 1580
Tin-glazed earthenware

8956-1863 Soulages Collection [16/07/2008]

Production Note

J Mallet
Nice piece! putto with grottesche incorporating 4 ducal crowns.


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Tin glazing

Subjects depicted

Grotesques; Dolphin (animal)


Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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