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  • Place of origin:

    Deruta (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1530 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 38, shelf 7

Physical description

The youth wears a blue cap and orange tunic with yellow sleeves. The bust is in a medallion enclosed by several concentric mouldings in relief. The space between these and the narrow rim is decorated with compartmentalised designs of acanthus leaf, scale-pattern, cornucopias and foliage. The rim is enriched by a wreath of conventional buds on an orange ground. On the back are groups of blue concentric circles.

Place of Origin

Deruta (made)


ca. 1530 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware


Diameter: 33.5 cm

Object history note

Lord Hastings Collection. Hastings Sale Cat., Christie's, 20 March 1888, Lot 78.

Descriptive line

Dish with the portrait of a youth with the name 'Cesaro', made in Deruta, about 1530, 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 Deruta about 1530
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.2071-1910 Bequeathed by George Salting [16/07/2008]

Production Note

Rackham, cat.
Deruta, about 1510.

J Mallet, 09.01.2001
In central medallion is a long-haired youth with cup (?) and inscription: CESARO.
Moulded profiles around central rim. Possibly this was a basin.
On the back groups of concentric circles in blue.


Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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