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Tazza with cover

Date:
ca. 1550–55, with later restorations
Culture:
French, Saint-Porchaire or Paris
Medium:
Lead-glazed earthenware inlaid with slip, with molded ornament, with 20th century unpainted foot
Dimensions:
6 3/8 × 5 in. (16.2 × 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1745a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
As their different color schemes suggest, the cup and cover did not originally form a set. The foot and the stem’s lower section, beneath the ring of white zigzags in relief, are modern replacements. Near the lip of the cup is a band with a flowering vase-and-bird motif, which also occurs in the basin (réchaud) displayed nearby. The shield of the powerful Montmorency-Laval family appears on the interior.

[Jeffrey H. Munger, 2011]
Gaston Le Breton , Rouen (before 1910) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , New York (until 1917; to MMA)
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