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Shallow saucer-bowl, earthenware covered entirely with a presumed tin-glaze, painted on both sides. On the front Vulcan forging an arrow on an anvil, watched by three winged putti, one putto is being restrained by Venus. On the underside, in the sky a chariot drawn by four horses carrying Apollo and another chariot drawn by two dragons, in which are seated Saturn with a scythe and two putti. Part of a birth set.
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Diameter: 17.10 centimetres
Height: 3.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
In set with 1878,1230.371
In set with 1878,1230.372
Bibliography: Robinson 1862 no 5250.
Thornton & Wilson 2009
The images of Venus, Vulcan and the putti derive from an engraving by Marco de Ravenna. See registration no. 1873,0809.742.
The images of Saturn and Apollo on the reverse are taken from Girolamo de' Grandi's set of woodcuts of The Seven Planets of 1533. See registration no. 1929,0422.10.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2014 18 Jun-7 Sep, London, National Gallery, Colour
2009 15 Mar-14 Jun, USA, Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Art and Love in Renaissance Italy
2008 17 Nov-2009 15 Feb, USA, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art and Love in Renaissance Italy
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
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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