Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954
Not on view
Inscription: Sticker on underside of base, probably from a catalogue: A beautiful group, representing Joseph and the Holy Family in ancient faience of Bernard Palissy, from Prince Soltikoff's collection.
Marking: On underside of base: boot-shaped smear of brown glaze with dark brown band (probably a kiln mark)
Prince Peter Soltykoff (until 1861; sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, April 8, 1861, no. 648) ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1954; to MMA) ; [ Alex Ball , New York; sold for $2,500 to Wilson ]