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In your search: Maiolica

Maker(s) &
Production:

Verstraeten, Willem Janz, production, possibly, United Provinces of the Netherlands, North Holland, Haarlem

Production
Note:

The decoration of this dish was inspired by Italian maiolica, possibly from Deruta, as fragments of Deruta maiolica with grotesque decoration have been found in Haarlem.

Category(s):

tin-glazed earthenware; Netherlands maiolica

Name:

dish

Date:

circa 1645 circa 1655
previously c. 1650

School/Style:

Urbino style

Period:

mid 17th century

Description:

tin-glazed earthenware, painted with St John holdinga cross on a staff/or putto, surrounded by grotesques in the style of Urbino maiolica; yellow border with slanting orange dashes

Technique(s):

tin-glazing; whole
painting; decoration; in yellow, orange, manganese-purple

Material(s):

earthenware; whole
tin-glaze; whole
high-temperature colours; decoration; yellow, orange, manganese-purple

Dimension(s):

height, 5.4, cm
width, 33, cm

Acquisition:

bought; 1945-02; The Glaisher Fund

Acquisition Credit:

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Documentation:

Tentoonstelling Fries Museum, Leeuwarden. 1971. Antwerps Plateel.Leeuwarden: p. 56
Cf. p. 56, cat. no. 69, a dish in the Victoria and Albert Museum with the same central figure, but of a different shape, dated c. 1600. Cf. no. 68, a dish of the same shape in the Boymans-van-Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam.

Christie's. 2005. British and Continental Ceramics including property from the collection formed by Otto and Magdalena Blohm.London: p. 133-4
Cf. Lot 189, a dish attributed to Haarlem

Lahaussois, Christine. 1998. Sèvres, Musée National de Céramique, Faïences de Delft.Colmar, Paris: Réunion des musées nationauxp. 77
Cf. Two dishes with grotesque decoration and nude putti in the centre, attributed to Haarlem, c.1650-60

Baart, Jan M.. Danner, Helga. 2008. Italiaanse Grotesken en Crabben in Haarlem, Het Atelier van Willem Jansz. Verstraeten.Haarlem: Gemeente Haarlem
Cf. pp. 52-93,nos. 1-39, several dishes with plain or crinckly edges decorated with predominantly yellow and orange grotesques and a central medallion enclosing a putto in a sketchy landscape, attributed to Haarlem and elsewhere in the Northern Netherlands

Accession:

Object Number: EC.2-1945
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 76907; input: 2004-03-11; modified: 2017-11-14)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/76907





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