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Dish: MAR.C.61-1912

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Maker(s)

Probably Milan Marsyas Painter (Painter)

Description

Maiolica dish, painted in polychrome with Mount Parnassus, Apollo, Euterpe and Erato.

Pale yellowish buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall. There is a fault in the glaze on the left of the rim and on the reverse it is pale beige and thinly applied. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, black, grey, and white.
Shape 55. Circular with broad, sloping rim, shallow well and convex centre.
Parnassus. In the middle, Apollo sits playing a lyre in front of three trees. On the left, the Muse Euterpe sits holding a trumpet, and on the right, the Muse Erato, holding pipes. On each side a poet stands beside a tree; the one on the left looks away from the central group, the other towards it, holding his right index finger to his lips. Behind the figures there is a landscape and below, a window frame. On the upper right side there is a shield of Tuscan form, charged with the arms azure, an eagle displayed argent. The edge is yellow.

Notes

History note: G.H. Morland; Christie's, 11 May 1866, Catalogue of a very choice and important collection of objects of art and vertu formed during a long series of years by that well-known connoisseur G.H. Morland Esq., lot 463; sold to Whitehead. C.B. Marlay before 1887.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 30.7 cm
Height: 4.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbino ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Circa 1530 CE - 1531 1531 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, black, grey, and white)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale yellowish buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall. There is a fault in the glaze on the left of the rim and on the reverse it is pale beige and thinly applied. Painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, black, grey, and white.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.61-1912
Primary reference Number: 79759
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 December 2020 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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