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Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio
Italian 16th Century
Plate with border of foliate scrollwork; in the center, shield of arms of Vigerio of Savona (verso)
1524, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), diameter: 36.2 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington
The backs of many sixteenth-century Italian plates honor the foreign origins of the techniques and various motifs used on the fronts.
The back of this plate is hastily decorated in the golden luster used on the front. The mark of the workshop of Maestro Giorgio in Gubbio appears at the center: 1524 .Mo. Go. Italian potters first commonly signed their names on sixteenth-century ceramics.