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Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Rome (made)

  • Date:

    middle of 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lefevre, Ferdinando (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware transfer-printed with black enamel and over-painted with enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    4137-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 51, shelf 7

Physical description

Plate of earthenware transfer-printed with black enamel and over-painted with enamels. In the middle are the figures of two soldiers of the Civic Guard of Rome, and one of them is holding a papal standard bearing the words 'I BOLOGNESI AI ROMANI'. In the background are seen Palazzo dei Conservatori on the Capitol and the tomb of C. Cestius. Below are the words 'VIVA PIO IX'. On the rim are figures of a lion, a woman with an anchor, a pair of scales, and two sprays of foliage, in panels separated by stars in medallions.

Place of Origin

Rome (made)

Date

middle of 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Lefevre, Ferdinando (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware transfer-printed with black enamel and over-painted with enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'I BOLOGNESI AI ROMANI'
On the Papal standard

'VIVA PIO IX'
Below the tomb

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 cm

Descriptive line

Plate of earthenware transfer-printed with black enamel and over-painted with enamels, made by Ferdinando Lefevre, Rome, middle of 19th century.

Materials

Earthenware; Enamels

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Scales; Stars; Lion; Soldiers; Flag; Anchor; Tomb; Medallions; Foliage; Woman

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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