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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • 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 Script

        Roman capitals
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Translation

        Man proposes but God disposes
      • Inscription Comment

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

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Translation

        Grazia Ubaldo
      • Inscription Comment

        signature of the artist
      • Inscription Type

        pottery mark
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

        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.


  • Bibliography

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

    On display: G47/dc10

  • Condition


  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Given by the grandson of the maker.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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