Lustred dish with a huntsman blowing his horn
Deruta, c. 1500 - 1520
37.8 cm (diameter); cm (diameter)
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica); lustred
No iconographic source for the hunting scene on this dish is known, but it has been suggested that the design may reflect a lost 15th-century Florentine engraving. The unsophisticated perspective and lack of modelling, together with the scale-pattern border and stylized plants, are recurrent characteristics of Deruta wares.
Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1888. WA1888.CDEF.C423
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