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Broad-rimmed dish (Tondino) with cupid and putti

Artist: Related to the work ofGiovanni Maria

Date: c.1505-1525
Dimensions:
Overall: 3.8 x 27 cm (1 1/2 x 10 5/8 in.)
Medium: Maiolica, tin glaze, lead glaze, and thrown.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Possible Origin:Italy, The Marches, Castel Durante
Possible Origin:Italy, The Marches, Pesaro
Object number: G83.1.323
DescriptionA Castel Durante blue-ground dish (tondino) by Zoan Maria, the slightly sunk centre painted with a putto pulling a cart on which Cupid stands beating a drum. Another putto sits blowing the trumpet, and the remaining surface symmetrically decorated with cupids holding banners inscribed SP and QR. There are also cornucopias, dolphins, and martial trophies in blue, ochre, yellow and green on a dark blue ground. The reverse with a foliate star and radiating compartments to border each with a chequered lozenge.