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Bowl on foot with arms of the Ridolfi di Borgo

Date:
ca. 1480–1500
Culture:
Italian, Montelupo
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): H. 9 3/8 x W. 12 1/2 x D. 12 1/2 in. (23.8 x 31.8 x 31.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.85.28
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 604
The center of this deep bowl is decorated with the arms of the Ridolfi di Borgo of Florence, many of whose leading families went to nearby Montelupo for their maiolica. The scale pattern of the decoration is related to that seen on Venetian glass.
Inscription: Stickers on bottom: [1] Morgan no. 26 (with description); [2] 1195/3111; [3] Fabrique de Faenza./ 134, Grande coupe à pièdouche, décorée intérieurement et extérieurement d'imbrications à queue de paon en bleu sur fond blanc; au fond, un écusson d'armorie. Vente E.Piot.; [4] 6S; [5] M. Schiff
Eugène Piot , Paris (until 1864; his sale, Paris, April 25, 1864, no. 134) ; Émile Gaillard , Paris (until 1904; his sale, 1 Place Malesherbes, Paris, June 8, 1904, no. 423; sold for FF 10,500); J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York ; Mortimer L. Schiff , New York (before 1927–46; his sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 4, 1946, no. 65; sold through French & Co. to MMA)
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