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  • Place of origin:

    The Marches (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1520 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giovanni Maria (painter (artist))

  • 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 39, shelf 4

Physical description

Dish, without foot-rim, painted in blue, yellow, brownish orange, copper green, pale manganese purple, opaque white, with a symmetrical design in reserve on a blue ground, consisting of trophies of arms and musical instruments on either side of a central trophy with, below it, a scrolled panel and above, a bucranium, a basket of fruit, and an armless winged boy. On the underside of the rim, within a wreath of foliage, crossed lozenges alternating with crossed circles, in the middle, a mark, TB or BT in monogram, in blue.

Place of Origin

The Marches (made)


ca. 1520 (made)


Giovanni Maria (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

'TB' or 'BT'
Maker's mark painted in Gothic script in the middle. This is the same mark as the one on the Resurrection plaque.


Diameter: 34.5 cm

Descriptive line

Large dish depicting trophies of arms and musical instruments, basket of fruit and armless winged boy, painted by Giovanni Maria, Marches, about 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

Painted by Giovanni Maria, Marches, Italy about 1520
TB or BT
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.2084-1910 Salting Bequest [16/07/2008]


Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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