Giorgio Andreoli, called Giorgio da Gubbio

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Giorgio Andreoli, called Giorgio da Gubbio
(Italian, ca. 1465/70–1553)

Plate with Tree and Arms, 1519

Majolica, with green, blue, pink, orange, and ochre glazes
9 1/2 x 1 1/8 inches (242 x 30 mm)

Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910

Item description: 

A central green tree divides the roughly symmetrical composition of military trophies on this plate, produced in the workshop of Giorgio da Gubbio, one of the masters of Italian Renaissance majolica ware. Trophies, military arms, armor, musical instruments, and other objects captured after a battle were popular decorative motifs chosen by sixteenth-century majolica painters.