Bowl (2 of 2)

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made at Faenza, Italy

Postcard of Bowl (2 of 2).
© National Museums Scotland

Bowl (2 of 2)

This maiolica bowl was made around 1524 at Faenza in Italy. This photograph shows the underside.

The underside has the initials 'B O' incised and is decorated with a floriated stars and a cross, circle and pellet. The mark may indicate that the bowl was made by the dalle Palle family of potters, recorded in Faenza from 1502.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-692-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.510.6
Date: Around 1524
c. 1524
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: B O
Dimensions: 41 mm H x 245 mm D
What: Bowl
Subject: Ceramics : earthenware : Italy : Faenza
Who: Auguste Ricard de Montferrand Collection (Previous owner)
Where: Italy, Faenza
Description: Maiolica bowl painted with a border of grotesques in opaque white on blue, and with a shield of arms in the centre in polychrome: Italian, Faenza, c. 1524
  • Curnow, Celia, Italian Maiolica in the National Museums of Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1992 
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