Plate with Tree and Arms

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Giorgio da Gubbio
approximately 1470-1553
Gubbio, Italy, 1519.
Majolica with green, blue, pink, orange and ochre glazes.
height: 1 1/8 inches (30 mm); 9 1/2 inches (242 mm) diameter
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910.
AZ030
Inscription: 
Signed and dated on reverse, "MG 1519".
Provenance: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan from Alexandre Imbert, 1910.
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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.
The Library owns another plate by Andreoli (AZ028).

Summary: 

Plate is decorated with a tree trunk charged with a casque, tridents, sword, and shield, surrounded with similar military trophies.

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