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Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.
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Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 41, shelf 4
Plate, painted in dark blue, yellow, copper green, dark red, opaque white. In the middle, within a border of sprigs, a hound sleeping in a landscape with the words SVM FVI ERO inscribed on a scroll above him. On the rim, two sheets of music alternating with two wreaths enclosing shields, amongst a symmetrical design of winged masks, dolphins, cherubs, open books and scrollwork. The shields are charged - one, with the arms of Martellini, of Florence - Gules a falcon proper perched on a mount of six summits or debruised by a bend (azure), the other, Or a lion rampant azure debruised by three bars gules. On the back, four sketchy floral sprays alternating with knots and the 'fire-wheel' of the Casa Pirota through which, before the firing of the enamel, a B has been scratched to the underlying body.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Marks and inscriptions
Incised in glaze before firing. In Gothic script on the back
Sketchy floral sprays, fire-wheel of Casa Pirota
Incised in glaze before firing, on the back
'SVM FVI ERO'
Diameter: 24 cm
Plate depicting a hound sleeping in landscape with words 'SVM FVI ERO', shields, masks, and dolphins on rim, made in Faenza, 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 depicting the arms of Martellini, of Florence and an unidentified coat of arms.
Made in Faenza, Italy
Inscription: 'SVM FVI ERO' [....] Mark: a crossed circle with a smaller circle inside and 'B' incised in the glaze before firing
C.2098-1910 Salting Bequest [16/07/2008]
The method of marking (inscribed in glaze before firing) is close to that of Rackham 282.
Coats of arms