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  • Place of origin:

    Faenza (made)

  • Date:

    1510-1520 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 36, shelf 6

Physical description

Shallow bowl on low foot, painted in blue, brownish orange, yellow and manganese purple, depicting, in the middle, a badge, probably of a monastery. The badge is composed of a cross on a triple mount on which are letters OS. This is surrounded by concentric bands, varying in width, of bead-and leaf-ornament, a stylised laurel wreath, and an outer border divided into compartments in each of which is a crossed lozenge. The back unpainted, with a ring of honeycomb pattern cut in very slight relief on the wheel.

Place of Origin

Faenza (made)


1510-1520 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Marks and inscriptions

A ring of honeycomb pattern
Cut in very slight relief on wheel, on unpainted back


Height: 4.5 cm, Diameter: 20 cm

Object history note

Molinier Colection. Two bowls from the same set, with the same badge but different borders, repr. Falke, Mslg Pringsheim, figs. 171,172. Another is in the Castello Sforzesco, Milan.

Descriptive line

Shallow bowl or plate, made in Faenza, 1510-1520, 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 Faenza, Italy 1510-1520
Back unpainted, with a ring of honeycomb pattern cut in very slight relief on wheel.
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.2060-1910 Salting Bequest [16/07/2008]


Tin glaze; Earthenware




Ceramics; Maiolica; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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