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Italian Renaissance Ceramics

Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio, Italian, c. 1465/1470 - c. 1553, Broad-rimmed bowl with palmette and cornucopia border; in the center, shield of arms of the Saracinelli of Orvieto, c. 1525/1528, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.329

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Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio, Italian, c. 1465/1470 - c. 1553, Plate with border of foliate scrollwork with dolphin heads and cornucopias; in the center, shield of arms of Vigerio of Savona, 1524, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.332

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Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio, Italian, c. 1465/1470 - c. 1553, Plate with border of palmettes and scrollwork; in the center, a shield of arms and the initials A.F., 1526, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.335

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Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio, Italian, c. 1465/1470 - c. 1553, Shallow bowl with Hercules overcoming Antaeus, 1520, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.330

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Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio; painting by the Painter of the Three Graces, Flat plate with a battle scene, 1525, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.334

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Attributed to Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio, Italian, c. 1465/1470 - c. 1553, Small flat plate with border of cornucopias, scrollwork, and lozenges in four sections; in the center, a bust of Saint Paul with raised sword, probably c. 1515/1525, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.326

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Nicola da Urbino, Italian, active 1520s - c. 1537/1538, Panel with the Adoration of the Magi, c. 1525, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.341

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Francesco Xanto Avelli, Italian, active 1530/1542, Broad-rimmed bowl with Neptune raping Theophane; arms of Pucci with an "ombrellino", 1532, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.345

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Attributed to Francesco Xanto Avelli, Italian, active 1530/1542, Shallow bowl on low foot with the Conversion of Saul, c. 1525, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.349

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Attributed to Francesco Xanto Avelli, Urbino, possibly with assistants; lustered in the workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio, or possibly in Urbino, Shallow bowl on low foot with the death of Laoco├Ân and his two sons, 1539, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.338

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This circular plate is painted with an almost cartoon-like scene showing four people with pale skin around a stream, near the exterior of a tower. At the top of the plate, a nude woman is shown from the thighs up as she falls horizontally from an open window at the top of the tower. Her back, buttocks, and a single breast are exposed to us while a deep red and blue fabric wraps over her far shoulder and around her thighs. Her hands clasp as she reaches her arms forward, and her copper-red hair flies behind her. Her mouth is wide open. Directly below her, at the bottom center of the plate, a man partially wrapped in ruby-red drapery lies on his back in the stream. One arm is flung over his head and the other hangs across his body. He has black hair, and his eyes are closed. On the right side of the plate, a second man stands on the bank of the stream with his body facing us, as he turns his face to our left in profile. He has curly, auburn brown hair, and the eyebrow we can see is furrowed. He wears a knee-length red tunic, and he raises both arms high overhead. Finally, the fourth winged, child-like person stands on the opposite bank, to our left. He is nude except for a quiver of arrows slung across his chest. His babyish body is chubby with small wings between his shoulder blades. He faces the center of the scene and looks up at the woman while raising a long torch toward her. The tower is made of parchment-white stones outlined with mustard yellow and black. A shield or coat of arms hangs or hovers just above the center of the plate. It has a rounded top and pointed bottom, and has six gold, tree-like forms against a navy-blue background, all within a scrolling, red frame. The stream winds into the distance between buildings along the banks. Cobalt-blue and sepia-brown mountains line the horizon, and a sepia-brown sun with linear rays sets behind them. The plate is edged with a thin band of golden brown, and there are several chips around the rim. The plate is shown in front of a light grey background and it casts a light shadow to our right.

Attributed to Francesco Xanto Avelli and a collaborator, probably in Urbino; probably lustered in the workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio, or by Vicenzo Andreoli, Urbino, Plate with Hero leaping to her death from her tower and the drowned Leander; in the center, a shield of arms, 1538, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.337

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Deruta 16th Century, Large dish with running plant border; in the center, horsemen fighting, c. 1500/1520, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.318

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Deruta 16th Century, Large dish with plant-pattern border; in the center, the arms of a Medici pope, 1513 or later - probably not after 1534, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.319

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Deruta 16th Century, Large dish with scale border; in the center, an imperial Roman figure and the letter N crowned, c. 1510/1540, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.320

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Deruta 16th Century, Large dish with border of floral scrollwork and cornucopias; in the center, profile bust of "Faustina", c. 1510/1535, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.322

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Deruta 16th Century, Large dish with segmental border of plant sprays and scale pattern; in the center, a profile bust of a woman in a winged headdress, c. 1515/1540, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.323

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Deruta 16th Century, Large dish with scale border; in the center, the Madonna and Child, c. 1500/1535, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.325

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Deruta 16th Century or Gubbio 16th Century, Plate with border of rounded hills within pointed arches with flowers between them; in the center, a wading bird between stylized plants, c. 1490/1525, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.327

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Deruta 16th Century or Gubbio 16th Century, Plate with running plant border and geometric panels on well; in the center, profile bust of a man in armor, probably c. 1490/1520, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.328

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Workshop of Guido Durantino of Urbino, Italian, active 1520 - 1576, Broad-rimmed bowl with the sacrifice of the Greeks at Aulis and the omen of the serpent devouring nine birds, interpreted by the priest Calchas; arms of Anne de Montmorency, 1535, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.346

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Faentine 16th Century, Circular plaque with fruited wreath enclosing a shield of arms, 1532, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.342

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Sienese 16th Century, Plate with border of grotesques on an orange ground; in the center, Narcissus gazing at his reflection in a fountain, c. 1510/1520, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.315

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Urbino district 16th Century, Broad-rimmed bowl with border of dolphins and "delphigriffs"; in the center, head of a young man, c. 1520/1530, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.343

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Urbino district 16th Century, Broad-rimmed bowl with border of urns and cherubs' heads; in the center, device of a bird standing on a bundle with the inscription VINCENZO, 1529, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.344

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Urbino district 16th Century or Venetian 16th Century, Plate with border of putti and trophies amid grotesques; in the center, a winged putto standing, armed, in a landscape, c. 1510/1520, tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Widener Collection, 1942.9.313

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