22 April 2008
A DERUTA CIRCULAR DISH
FIRST HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY
The central green-ground medallion painted with a Saint holding a crucifix, within a circular yellow and ochre ropetwist roundel, the a quartieri ground with further grotesques divided by yellow and ochre ropetwist bands, the yellow band rim with manganese and ochre dashes, the footrim pierced for suspension (obverse with large shallow section between 7 and 8 o'clock restuck, associated area of glaze loss, rim with minor chipping and flaking to glaze)
11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) diam.
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