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  • Place of origin:

    Urbino (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1546 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 7, shelf 3

Physical description

Dish or childbirth platter depicting a birth scene surrounded by eight oval medallions.

Place of Origin

Urbino (probably, made)


ca. 1546 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware


Diameter: 41.5 cm

Object history note

Parpart Collection.

Descriptive line

Dish depicting a birth scene surrounded by eight oval medallions, probably made in Urbino, Italy, about 1545, tin-glazed earthenware

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

Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian maiolica. London : H.M.S.O., 1977.
Shapiro, Maurice L. A. Renaissance Birth plate. The Art Bulletin. 1967. pp.236-243.
Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian Maiolica, London : H.M.S.O., 1977

Labels and date

Probably made in Urbino, Italy about 1546, probably by the painter of the Coal-mine Service
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.2223-1910 Salting Bequest [16/07/2008]

Production Note

Probably by the Painter of the Coal-mine Service


Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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