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Unknown probably (maker)
Unknown possibly (maker)
Maiolica bowl with broad rim. Painted in polychrome, in the middle, with an abbot's coat-of-arms. The rim is decorated with grotesques, trophies and the date 1529.
Bowl with broad rim. Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse cream with speckles and patches of beige, and on the base, an area tinged green. Painted in bright blue, pale green, yellow, pale greenish-brown, and opaque white. Shape 58. Circular with wide uneven rim and deep narrow well. In the middle, below an abbot's mitre, there is a shield of `Tuscan' form, charged with the arms azure a fess argent impaling vert a bend azure charged with three mullets separated by F and S, in chief, clasped hands, in base, a bird in a tree within a scrolled frame flanked by ribbons. The rim has a blue ground decorated in reserve with, at the top, a winged cherub's head over a garland flanked by cornucopiae; on the left, a trophy inscribed `SPQR' and on the right, another dated `1529'; below on each side, monsters with leonine heads and curling tails which link up at the bottom to form fleshy strapwork. Ribbons and leaves are scratched through the blue ground between these motifs.
Castel Durante (maker) (place) ()
Urbino (maker) (place) ()
The Marches (maker) (region)
Italy (maker) (country)
Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse cream with speckles and patches of beige, and on the base, an area tinged green. Painted in bright blue, pale green, yellow, pale greenish-brown, and opaque white.
height: (whole): 3.5
L.C.G. Clarke Bequest
C.81-1961 (Applied Arts)