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Plate

Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Gubbio, Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1527 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giorgio Andreoli, born 1465 - died 1555 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware with lustre decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting

  • Museum number:

    C.2192-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case N1, shelf 3

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The workshop of Maestro Giorgio in Gubbio was the single largest producer of lustred maiolica in Italy; the years between 1525 and 1535 were particular prolific and several sets such as this one exist, bearing the arms of Italian noble families.
We don't know the original size of this service, of which only a handful of pieces survive today. The set was made for a couple, Niccolo' di Paolo Vitelli and his wife Gentilina, probably after their marriage. The Vitelli were the dominant family of Città di Castello in Umbria.

Physical description

Dish with coat of arms of the Vitelli, papal vicars of Città di Castello in Umbria. On the rim, a pattern of leafy scrolls. On the back, in red and gold lustre, "1527" and ".Mo.Go. da ugubio". Painted in blue, green, and with red and gold lustre. The blue of the background is painted with the aid of a banding wheel and incised.

Place of Origin

Gubbio, Italy (made)

Date

1527 (dated)

Artist/maker

Giorgio Andreoli, born 1465 - died 1555 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware with lustre decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'.Mo.Go. da ugubio'
1527

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, made workshop of Giorgio Andreoli, Gubbio, dated 1527, tin-glazed earthenware with lustre decoration; arms of Vitelli impaling Della Staffa

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

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

Labels and date

Plate
made the workshop of Giorgio Andreoli, Gubbio, Italy dated 1527
Mark: '.Mo.Go. da ugubio', painted in lustre
Tin-glazed earthenware with lustre decoration

C.2192-1910 Salting Bequest [16/07/2008]

Production Note

Mallet, 24-3-1999
Another shallow dish from the service, Sotheby 4 August 1961, Cat 186.
Giacomotti no 671 for Sevres example.
See Ballardini, Corpus 1, 1933.

Categories

Ceramics; Maiolica

Collection code

CER

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Qr_O161974
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