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Dish

Dish

  • Place of origin:

    Faenza (made)

  • Date:

    1575 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Calamelli, Virgiliotto, born 16 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the John Webb Trust Fund

  • Museum number:

    C.715-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 41, shelf 6

Physical description

Dish without foot rim, depicting Alexander depositing the works of Homer in the tomb of Achilles. Painted in blue, orange, yellow, copper green, manganese purple, black and opaque white. ''GIVNTE ALESANDRO ALA FAMOSA TOMBA...' painted on front.

Place of Origin

Faenza (made)

Date

1575 (dated)

Artist/maker

Calamelli, Virgiliotto, born 16 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted

Marks and inscriptions

'GIVNTE ALESANDRO ALA FAMOSA TOMBA DEL FIERE ACHILLE SVSPIRADO DISSE O FVRTVNATO CHI SI CHIARA TROBA [sic] TROVASTI E CHE DI TE SI ALTO SCRISSE'
Alexander when he came to the famous tomb of the proud Achilles said with a sigh "Happy thou who hast found so splendid a tomb and of whom so exalted a poet has written"
Painted on the front

'VR AF 1575'
Maker's mark painted on the back

Dimensions

Diameter: 45 cm

Object history note

From the Oppenheimer Collection Sale.

Descriptive line

Dish, ''GIVNTE ALESANDRO ALA FAMOSA TOMBA...' painted on front, made in Vigilotto workshop, Faenza, Italy dated 1575, 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

Dish
Made in Vigilotto workshop, Faenza, Italy dated 1575
GIVNTE ALESANDRO ALA FAMOSA TOMBA DEL FIERE ACHILLE SVSPIRADO DISSE O FVRTVNATO CHI SI CHIARA TROBA (sic) TROVASTI E CHE DI TE SI ALTO SCRISSE
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.715-1936 Purchased with the John Webb Trust Fund [16/07/2008]

Production Note

Cf. G.Liverani, 'La Fortuna di Raffaello nella Miolica', 1968.

Materials

Earthenware; Tin glaze

Techniques

Glazed; Painted

Categories

Ceramics; Maiolica

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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