Maiolica plate by Nicola Da Urbino

This maiolica plate with 'bianco sopra bianco' ornament is an unusually large work showing Nicola's mature phase at its most exquisite and is on the same plane as his celebrated service for Isabella d'Este.

Details

Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Diameter: 30.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £80,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
N Barlow

The centre is decorated with a scene of women gathering flowers in an idyllic landscape.

Provenance

Reverend T.Berney, Bracon Hall, Norfolk, before 1862; Miss Berney; Sotheby's 1946; Alfred Spero, London; Sir T.Barlow; by descent to N. Barlow.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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