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  • Place of origin:

    Fontainebleau (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1590-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware with moulded decoration in low relief and coloured glazes.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 44, shelf 6

Physical description

Dish of white earthenware, with moulded decoration, coloured and glazed. Circular dish on raised foot; moulded in the middle with infant bacchanals playing with grapes and a lion, among ruins. A border of marquerites on stalks with symmetrical leaves, alternating with acanthus leaf motives; indented edge. Coloured in purplish brown, yellow, green, blue and grey, with part of the design left white. The reverse is mottled except under the foot, which is covered with a yellow glaze.

Place of Origin

Fontainebleau (possibly, made)


ca. 1590-1620 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware with moulded decoration in low relief and coloured glazes.


Diameter: 29.7 cm, Height: 7.1 cm, Weight: 1.22 kg

Object history note

At time of acquisition, this dish was thought to have been made by Bernard Palissy or his School and dated to the second half of the 16th century. Subsequently dated to the late 16th century.

Descriptive line

Dish of earthenware with moulded decoration in low relief of infant bacchanals. French, possibly Fontainebleau, about 1590-1620.

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

Sugrid Webes, Deutsche...Renaissanceplaketten, Munich, 1975




Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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