Large bowl in Castel-Durante or Urtbino majolica with polychrome decoration in the center in a small medallion surrounded by a laurel torus, a bust of a woman in left profile on a blue background surmounted by the inscription "Lucia Bella", around interlaced oak branches.
D. 28 cm.
Possibly Francesco di Bernardino di Nanni alias Francesco Durantino alias the painter of the Bergantini cup. Many pieces glued back together, a hole above the inscription, two small gaps restored on the wing.
Cf. for similar pieces: Jeanne Giacomotti, Les Majoliques des Musées Nationaux, no. 785 p. 239. Ed. des Musées Nationaux, Paris 1974, and Dora Thornton and Timothy Wilson, Italian Renaissance Ceramics, A Catalogue of the British Museum collection, vol. I n°221 p. 375 plate dated 1537, The British Museum Press, London 2009.
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