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Plate with stag resting

ca. 1490–1500
Italian, Montelupo
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Overall (confirmed): 2 1/2 × 14 in. (6.4 × 35.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 604
Maiolica from Montelupo, a town to the north-west of Florence, often included imitations of Spanish (Valencian) lusterware motifs, as seen in the foliage surrounding the resting stag.
Pietro Rusca , Florence (until 1883; his sale, Florence, April 10–21, 1883, no. 60); Sigismond Bardac , Paris (until 1913; sold as part of the Bardac collection to Seligmann); [ Arnold Seligmann , Paris and New York, 1913–14; sold as part of the Bardac collection to Schiff ]; Mortimer L. Schiff , New York (1914–d. 1931; on loan to MMA 1917–19; to his son, John); by descent, John M. Schiff (1931–46; on loan to MMA 1937–46, on view 1937–41; his sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, May 4, 1946, no. 69; sold for $1,700 plus $85 commission to French and Company ]; [ French and Co., New York , as agent for MMA, 1946 ]
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