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Italian Renaissance Maiolica, at V&A, review

Silenus Majolica of Isabella d"Este, made by Nicola da Urbino, c. 1538 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

AN URBINO MAIOLICA DISH, WORKSHOP OF ORAZIO FONTANA, CIRCA 1540 painted with the 'noli me tangere’ scene of Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene beside a ruined column, in an extensive landscape with figures 42.5cm., 16 3/4 in. Sotheby's

Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio; painting by the Painter of the Three Graces Flat plate with a battle scene, 1525. National Gallery of Art


Plate depicting Narcissus at the fountain (Ovid, Metamorphoses, III), painted in Faenza by Baldassarre Manara, dated 1534, tin-glazed earthenware

Plate, slightly sloping rim, central depression, low foot-ring. Earthenware covered on the front and back with a presumed tin-glaze. Front is painted, in the centre a vase-shaped flaming altar, to the left a man brings a bowl and in the foreground a man kneels astride a (?) calf, to the right an old man prays and a younger one grabs a ram. On the reverse an inscription.