Vase and Cover

1500-1510 (made)
Vase and Cover thumbnail 1
Vase and Cover thumbnail 2
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery
Place Of Origin

Vase and cover with two handles, tin-glazed earthenware with lustre decoration in brown, blue and white.

object details
Object Type
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Vase
  • Cover
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware with lustre decoration.
Brief Description
Vase and Cover, attributed to the workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli, Gubbio, 1500-1510, tin-glazed earthenware with lustre decoration
Physical Description
Vase and cover with two handles, tin-glazed earthenware with lustre decoration in brown, blue and white.
  • Height: 26cm
  • Width: 24cm
  • Depth: 17.5cm
Gallery Label
VASE AND COVER Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) decorated with metallic lustre ITALIAN (Gubbio); about 1510 Cat. No. 510
Object history
Purchased along with the outstanding ceramics in the Soulages collection, this vase is one of the earliest and most successful examples of Italian lustreware, a technique much admired and imitated in the late nineteenth century.
Possibly made by Giorgio in the workshop of Giacomo di Paoluccio at Gubbio
Bibliographic References
  • Baker, Malcolm, and Brenda Richardson (eds.), A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V&A Publications, 1999.
  • Tim Stanley (ed.), with Mariam Rosser-Owen and Stephen Vernoit, Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Middle East, London, V&A Publications, 2004pp.117, 123
  • Darr, A.P., T. Wilson, 'Italian Renaissance and Later Ceramics', Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Vol. 87 (2013) no. 1/4, p. 15, fig. 2, illustrates our vase.
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record createdNovember 18, 2003
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