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Ewer (Brocca)

Factory:
Medici Porcelain Factory (Italian, Florence, ca. 1575–ca. 1587)
Date:
ca. 1575–80
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.2046
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 503
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside within foot ring: [dome of Florence Cathedral] / •F•
said to have belonged to the family of the master apothecary serving Grand Duke Ferdinando I de' Medici ; and afterward to the Lardarelli family (perhaps the De Lardarel family of Tuscany) ; Pietro Rusca , Florence ; Alessandro Castellani , Rome (by 1882–d. 1883; his sale, Palazzo Castellani, Rome, March 17–April 10, 1884, pt. 2, no. 951; sale blocked by the Italian State and ewer returned to his family); Torquato and Bice Castellani Polverosi (in 1889) ; John Edward Taylor , London, until d. 1905; to his widow, Martha) July 2, 1912, no. 135, sold to Seligmann); Martha Taylor (1905–d. 1912; sale, Christie's, London, July 1–4, 9–10, 1912, no. 135; sold for £1,995 to Seligmann); [ Seligmann , perhaps on commission from Morgan ] ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1912–d. 1913; to his son, J. P. Morgan) ; J. P. Morgan Jr. , New York (1913–17; on loan to MMA 1913–16; given by him in his father's name to MMA)
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