Overall (confirmed): H. 2 3/8 x W. 16 1/4 x D. 16 1/4 in. (6 x 41.3 x 41.3 cm)
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1943
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 604
The finest examples of incised slipware were made in the north Italian city of Ferrara in the fifteenth century and are among the many achievements of court artists working for the Este dukes. The technique reaches back to Tang China and is noteworthy for the contrast between the sharp, incised lines and the fluid colors of the glaze.
[ Ginsburg & Levy, Inc. , New York, until 1943; sold to Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1943; to MMA)