Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bowl on foot with arms of the Ridolfi di Borgo family

ca. 1480–1500
Italian, Montelupo
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Overall (confirmed): 9 3/8 × 12 1/2 in. (23.8 × 31.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
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, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 25, 1864, no. 134); Émile Gaillard , Paris (until d. 1902; to his heirs) ; by descent, the heirs of Émile Gaillard (1902–4; Gaillard sale, his hôtel, 1, place Malesherbes, Paris, June 8, 1904, no. 423; sold for 10,900 francs to Durlacher Brothers ]; [ Durlacher Brothers , as agent for Morgan, 1904 ] ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1904–d. 1913; on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1904–12 [no. 863], brought to New York 1912; to his son, J. P. Morgan); J. P. Morgan Jr. , New York (1913–16; on loan to MMA 1914–16 [PM3111]; sold to Suveen as part of the Morgan collection); [ Duveen Brothers , New York, 1916; sold to Schiff ] ; Mortimer L. Schiff , New York (1916–d. 1931; on loan to MMA 1917–19; to his son, John); by descent, John M. Schiff , New York (1931–46; on loan to MMA 1937–46, on view 1937–41; his sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, May 4, 1946, no. 65; sold for $2,600 plus $130 commission to French and Company ]; [ French and Co., New York , as agent for MMA, 1946 ]
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