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Buff earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white overall; the reverse tinged with dark pink in several places. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, and opaque white. Shape 50. Circular with a slight depression in the middle. The plate has warped during firing. The central medallion contains a beribboned shield charged with the arms argent, a fess gules (shown orange) between three crescents vert, two and one, a chief of Anjou, surrounded by blue concentric circles and radiating petals in bianco sopra bianco. Round the rim is a blue border comprising four concentric circles of different widths, a band of lozenges with dots in the spaces, and narrow and wide concentric circles. On the back, interlacing blue petal outlines radiate from the base.
Deruta (potter) (place)
Umbria (potter) (region)
Italy (potter) (country)
Buff earthenware. The front tin-glazed; the reverse lead-glazed greenish-beige; the area inside the footring unglazed. Painted in blue, green, yellow, darker yellow, and manganese-brown.
height: (whole): 2.8
circa 1520 to 1550
F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926
C.57-1927 (Applied Arts)