This dish, one of the key pieces for the study of the pictorial style in maiolica, is of exceptional beauty and rarity.

The evolution of this pictorial style is well-understood from the 1520s onwards. It is less clear where the style originated and this dish, with its remarkably early date, stands at the very beginning of its development.


Alexander Barker Collection; Basilewski Collection; Damiron Collection; Stephen Courtauld Collection; British Rail Pension Fund Collection.

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

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