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Basin or bowl with Laura Bella

ca. 1510
Italian, probably Faenza
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Overall (confirmed): 2 3/8 × 10 3/4 in. (6 × 27.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of V. Everit Macy, in memory of his wife, Edith Carpenter Macy, 1927
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 604
Inscription: Inscribed on scroll in medallion: • LAVRA • B[ELLA] • [trans.: Beautiful Laura]

Marking: Unmarked
Alessandro Castellani , Rome (uintil d. 1883; his sale, Palazzo Castellani, Rome, March 17–April 10, 1884, pt. 2, no. 50); A. Andrews , London (his sale, Christie's, London, April 14–17, 1888, no. 360; bought in at 70 gns.); [ probably Imbert , Rome, until 1906 or 1907; sold to Macy ] ; V. Everit Macy , New York and Tannersville, New York (1906 or 1907–27; on loan to MMA 1907–27)
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