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  • Place of origin:

    Cafaggiolo (made)

  • Date:

    about 1510 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jacopo Maestro (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in enamels

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case K1, shelf 4

Physical description

Plate of tin-glazed earthenware, painted in the centre St. George, in a rocky landscape with the sea in the distance. On the rim, in reserve on a blue ground, a repeating design of vases with masks above or below them flanked by monsters in pairs. On the back, blue and orange concentric lines enclosing the mark 'SP' in monogram crossed by a paraph.

Place of Origin

Cafaggiolo (made)


about 1510 (made)


Jacopo Maestro (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'SP' monogram crossed by a paraph


Diameter: 32.0 cm

Object history note

The St George derives from the statue by Donatello formerly at Or San Michele, now in the Museo Nazionale, Florence.

Formerly Bernal Collection.

Descriptive line

Plate, with a figure of St. George, tin-glazed earthenware, probably painted by Jacopo, Italy (Cafaggiolo), about 1510

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

Rackham, Bernard Catalogue of Italian maiolica, London : H.M.S.O., 1977 (Printed by Billing & Sons), Vol. 1, Cat. No. 308.
V&A Ceramics and Glass Collection Object Information file

Production Note

Probably by the painter signing "Japo" (Jacopo)


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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