This footed bowl bears strong similarities to the bowl in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, painted with a Saint and dated 1520.1 Timothy Wilson has attributed the Ashmolean bowl to the author of the large lustred plate painted with the Judgement of Paris in the Dutuit Collection, Musée du Petit Palais, Paris, dubbed ‘The Painter of the Judgement of Paris’. The Paris plate is inscribed with M[aestr]o Giorgio 1520 adi2 de otobre 1520 B.D.S.R iugubio, leaving no doubt about where the piece was made.2 Other pieces identified as being by this painter include a lustred bowl in the V&A Museum, London, painted with St. Francis,3 an armorial tondino in the British Museum with a grotesque border including winged putti heads and dolphins4 and a shallow bowl in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.5
1. Timothy Wilson, Italian Maiolica and Europe, Oxford, 2017, pp. 248-249, no. 109.
2. Françoise Barbe et al., La faïence italienne au temps des humanistes 1480-1530, Château d’Ecouen October 2011-February 2012 Exhibition Catalogue, Paris, 2011, pp. 112-113, no. 57.
3. Elisa P. Sani, Italian Renaissance Maiolica, London, 2012, p. 96, figs. 113 and 114.
4. Dora Thornton and Timothy Wilson, Italian Renaissance Ceramics, A catalogue of the British Museum collection, London, 2009, Vol. II, pp. 490-491, no. 296.
5. Timothy Wilson, Maiolica, Italian Renaissance Ceramics, Verona, 2016, pp. 218-219, no. 72.