- Museum number
Plate of earthenware covered front and back in creamy white slip with incised designs, translucent-glazed except for the foot. In the centre is a man holding a sword and shield (arms of Visconti); and a woman playing a lira da braccio, with a shield with a fire-ball on it. Arms refer to a marriage, possibly Alfonso d'Este and Anna Sforza, or Lodovico Sforza and Beatrice d'Este. Flowers on the ground and in the sky; foliate pattern on the border.
- Production date
- 1491 (circa; probably)
Diameter: 40 centimetres
Height: 5.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Bibliography: Magnani 1981-1982 p133-135, pl LXXVI; Wallis 1905 fig. 17.
- On display (G46/dc2)
- Exhibition history
1989 12 Sep-15 Oct, Glasgow, Art Gallery & Museum, Ceramics for the Italian Renaissance
1989 22 Jan-2 Apr, Stoke-on-Trent, City Museum & Art Gallery, Ceramic Art of the Italian Renaissance
1988 27 Oct-18 Dec, USA, Austin, Archer M.Huntington Art Gallery, The Sforza Court: Milan in the Renaissance 1450-1535
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Bernal Sale lot 1894 Christie's 5 March - 30 April 1855.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BL.1894