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  • Place of origin:

    Urbino (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1560 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case P1, shelf 3

Place of Origin

Urbino (made)


ca. 1560 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, moulded


Height: 8.5 cm, Width: 18 cm

Descriptive line

Cup in the shape of a crab shell, made in Urbino, Italy, about 1540-50, tin-glazed earthenware, moulded

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

Lessmann, Johanna. Italienische Maiolika: Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum Braunschweig. Braunschweig, 1979. 198 p., catalogue entry 186.
Bojani, G.C., C. Ravanelli Guidotti and A. Fanfani. La donazione Galeazzo Cora: ceramiche dal medioevo al XIX secolo. Milano, 1985. Cat.339, 141 p.
Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian Maiolica, London : H.M.S.O., 1977

Labels and date

Cup depicting crab shell
Made in Urbino, Italy about 1560
Tin-glazed earthenware, moulded

C.2277-1910 Salting Bequest [16/07/2008]

Production Note

The Fountaine piece is now in Faenza, Don. CORA. 1985, NO.339 (p.141).



Subjects depicted

Crab (crustacean); Shells


Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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