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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, moulded and glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 44, shelf 2

Physical description

Oval dish on raised foot with oval depression in the middle surrounded by strapwork which interlaces and branches off to form a border for four circular depressions round the sides and for the edge of the dish. In the spaces between the circular depression are four cupids, one with a shield, one with a spray of foliage and a quiver, one with a fasces and an olive branch, the fourth with a trumpet and flag. Coloured in green, blue and yellow with bodies left white, on a brown ground. The depressions and the reverse are mottled.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1600 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, moulded and glazed


Length: 33.1 cm, Width: 25.2 cm, Height: 6.4 cm, Weight: 0.90 kg

Object history note

Salting Bequest.

Historical context note

See also 1796-1858.

Descriptive line

Dish of buff earthenware with moulded decoration, coloured and glazed. French, about 1600.

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

Lauzay and Delange

Production Note

Style of Bernard Palissy



Subjects depicted

Shield; Quiver; Trumpet; Cupid; Flag


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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