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Andreoli Maestro Giorgio

Deruta, probably; Gubbio, probably, c. 1490 - 1500

35.5cm (diameter)

tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica); lustred

Profiles of women like this, of a fairly standardised type often inspired by Pinturicchio or Perugino, were a favourite theme for Deruta potters. They may often have been gifts from young men to their girlfriends or wives. Compare WA1888.CDEF.C452.

Bequeathed by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1899.  WA1899.CDEF.C426

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