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Wide-rimmed bowl with Beautiful Margarita

probably Italian, Castel Durante
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Overall (confirmed): 1 1/2 × 7 1/8 in. (3.8 × 18.1 cm)
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed and dated: in center: Margarita Bella [trans.: Beautiful Margarita]; on lower cartouche: •S•P•Q•R• [trans.: Senatus Populusque Romanus, The Senate and People of Rome]; on upper cartouche: 1546
Achillito Chiesa , Milan (until 1926; his sale, American Art Association, New York, April 16–17, 1926, no. 399); [ Duveen Brothers , New York, until April 21, 1926; sold for $550 to Friedsam ] ; Michael Friedsam , New York (1926–d. 1931; bequeathed to MMA)
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