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dish

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2006,0201.1

  • Description

    Tin glazed earthenware dish painted in blue and lustre with an imperial male portrait and inscription. Scale border. Reverse plain, inscribed in foot in blue.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1920-1925 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 414 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Roman capitals
      • Inscription Position

        front
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        HOMO. PROPONIT.ET.DEUS.DISPONIT
      • Inscription Translation

        Man proposes but God disposes
      • Inscription Comment

        Proverb from Thomas à Kempis (c1389-1471)
      • Inscription Type

        monogram
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        GU
      • Inscription Translation

        Grazia Ubaldo
      • Inscription Comment

        signature of the artist
      • Inscription Type

        pottery mark
      • Inscription Position

        back
      • Inscription Content

        DG
        IN DERUTA
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Ditta Grazia
        In Deruta
      • Inscription Translation

        The Grazia workshop, Deruta
  • Curator's comments

    A fine example of the revival of lustre production in Deruta in the 20th Century, in which Ulbaldo Grazia was a leading figure. He made a speciality of copying Deruta Renaissance models and the use of lustre. The Grazia factory has a museum of its own production and of fragments found locally; the design and inscription are taken from an unlustred plate in the museum which was found locally and placed in the museum around 1900.

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  • Bibliography

    • Thornton & Wilson 2009 cat. 409 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G47/dc10

  • Condition

    Excellent

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2006

  • Acquisition notes

    Given by the grandson of the maker.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2006,0201.1


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