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image of Circular plaque with fruited wreath enclosing a shield of arms Probably Faentine 16th Century
Faentine 16th Century (ceramist)
Circular plaque with fruited wreath enclosing a shield of arms, 1532
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 30.2 cm (11 7/8 in.) overall (average thickness): 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.342
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From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 21 of 25

Conservation Notes

The plaque, which has warped in the kiln, is of buff-brown earthenware, covered on the front and much of the sides with a white tin glaze, which has run somewhat. On the reverse is a series of curving parallel grooves, apparently where the plaque was removed from the wheel. The painting is in blue, green, ocher, yellow, and white. On the rim are patches of repair and overpaint, especially between five and seven o'clock, and between nine and ten o'clock. Since the piece was made, two holes for suspension have been drilled at twelve o'clock; two more at six o'clock have been filled and repainted at the front.

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