Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.


  • Place of origin:

    Urbania (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1515 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giovanni Maria (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted with colours

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the John Webb Trust Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 37, shelf 7

Physical description

Plate of tin-glazed earthenware painted with colours. Deep well with a slightly convex rim. Painted in the middle in a circular panel enclosed by a narrow band of fret with cupid bound and blindfolded with a broken arrow at his feet, and his quiver is slung on a tree behind him. On the rim, in reserves on a green ground, is a medley of weapons, books, pan-pipes, cornucopias and dolphins.

Place of Origin

Urbania (made)


ca. 1515 (made)


Giovanni Maria (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted with colours


Diameter: 26 cm

Object history note

Formerly in the William Newall Collection, sold at Christie's June 27 1922.

Descriptive line

Plate of tin-glazed earthenware painted with colours, painted by Giovanni Maria, Urbania, ca. 1515

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

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

Labels and date

Plate depicting Cupid bound

Tin-glazed earthenware

C.151-1929 Purchased by the John Webb Trust [16/07/2008]


Tin glaze; Earthenware



Subjects depicted

Trees; Medallion; Cornucopia; Books; Weapons; Dolphins


Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.