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Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Faenza (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1530 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.2096-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 41, shelf 4

Physical description

Plate, painted in dark blue, opaque white, yellow, orange, copper green and dark red. In the middle, in a medallion with a border of beads, are three men in a classical dress - a priest with a patera, a flute-player, and another sacrificing a pig at an altar between two trees, below, the initials C P. On the rim in reserve heightened in white on a dark blue ground, a symmetrical repeating design of winged masks, pairs of dolphins and scrolls. On the back, four sketchy flower motives separated by zigzag rays, and the 'fire-wheel' of the Casa Pirota, also the initials BP scratched through the enamel to the body before the firing of the enamel.

Place of Origin

Faenza (made)

Date

ca. 1530 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Marks and inscriptions

'BP'
Signature Incised before firing. In Gothic script on the back.

Sketchy flower motif, and fire-wheel of Casa Pirota
Painted in blue on back

'CP'

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 cm

Object history note

Castellani Collection. Castellani Sale, Christie's, 12 May 1871, Lot 112, B.F.A.C. Cat., 1887, no. 192.

Descriptive line

Plate depicting three men in classical dress, initial C P, on the rim masks, dolphins and scrolls, made in Faenza, about 1530, tin-glazed earthenware

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

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

Labels and date

Plate
Made in Faenza, Italy About 1530
Incription: 'C P' Mark: a crossed circle with a smaller circle inside, painted in blue and 'BP' incised in the glaze before firing
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.2096-1910 Salting Bequest [16/07/2008]

Production Note

The method of marking (inscribed in glaze before firing) is close to that of Rackham 284.

Materials

Earthenware; Tin glaze

Techniques

Glazed; Painted

Categories

Ceramics; Maiolica

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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