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  • Place of origin:

    Romagna (possibly, made)
    The Marches (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1525 (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 37, shelf 7

Physical description

Plate, painted in blue with slight touches of orange. In the well is a figure of a naked boy holding a toy windmill, in a landscape. On the rim, a repeating asymmetrical design of dragons pursuing one another and intertwined with serpents, with trophies of arms, books and shells in the interspaces. On the back of the rim, alternate straight and zigzag rays in blue.

Place of Origin

Romagna (possibly, made)
The Marches (possibly, made)


ca. 1525 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

F crossed by paragraph in blue
Maker's mark painted in Gothic script on the back


Diameter: 25.5 cm

Descriptive line

Dish, landscape with naked boy holding a toy windmill, dragon design on rim, made in Romagna or Marches, about 1525, 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 Romagna, ItalyMarches about 1525
F crossed by paragraph in blue
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.2114-1910 Salting Bequest [16/07/2008]


Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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