Plate with oak pattern (cerquate)

Italian (Urbino or Castel Durante)
about 1525–45


Object Place: Europe, Urbino or Casteldurante, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.); height: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

22.45

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

On View

Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Dark blue ground, green rim, decoration of oak branches and acorns in yellow, symbolic of the della Rovere family of Urbino; orange medallion in center, beaded rim, man’s head flanked S V. Back painted over with flaking yellow substance.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson