Dish thumbnail 1
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery


1544 (dated)
Place Of Origin

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware
Brief Description
Large dish without foot ring, 'D S' painted on front, made in Urbino or Castel Durante, Italy, dated 1544, tin-glazed earthenware
  • Diameter: 46cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'D S' (Painted on the front)
  • '1544' (Date painted on the back)
Gallery Label
Dish Made in Urbino or castel Durante , Italy dated 1544 D S Tin-glazed earthenware 650-1884 Castellani Collection(16/07/2008)
Object history
Formerly Castellani Collection.

Purchase price note: Bought for £79 2s.
J mallet, 03.11.03

Large dish wihout foot ring

C.f dish with Gonzaga arms cat.566.

'Bianco sopra bianco' decoration. Coat-of-arms with Scorpio in the middle (family name?)

Badly broken in the middle, restored. Spur marks around the rim.
Bibliographic References
  • Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian maiolica. London : H.M.S.O., 1977.
  • Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian Maiolica, London : H.M.S.O., 1977
Other Number
610 - Rackham (1977)
Accession Number

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record createdJuly 16, 2008
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