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.


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

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


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

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