Maiolica dish by Unknown Artist

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


Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £85,000)
Acquired in:
British Rail Pension Fund

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.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000

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