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  • Place of origin:

    Faenza (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1520-1525 (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 41, shelf 4

Physical description

Bowl, moulded with fluting, with low foot, painted in blue, copper green, yellow, orange, dark red, opaque white. In the middle, in a medallion, is a shield with the arms of Berlinghieri of Florence - Argent a chevron sable (rendered in dark blue) in chief label of four points gules. It is supported by two cupids sitting on the ground, with curtains above them. The remaining surface is covered with a repeating symmetrical composition of cherubs, trophies of shields, grotesque masks flanked by dolphins, and scrolls, in reserve on a blue ground. The back is painted in blue and orange with two rows of transversely striped petal motives and, in the centre, a rosette.

Place of Origin

Faenza (made)


ca. 1520-1525 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted


Diameter: 27 cm

Object history note

Morland and Gavet Collections.

Descriptive line

Bowl depicting the a shield with the arms of Berlinghieri of Florence in the middle, made in Faenza, Italy, about 1520-25, 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 about 1520-25
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.2089-1910 Salting Bequest [16/07/2008]


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Painted; Glazed


Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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