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Plate

Artist:
Decoration after a design by Francesco Albani (Italian, Bologna 1578–1660 Bologna)
Date:
second quarter 18th century
Culture:
Chinese, for European market
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter: 8 15/16 in. (22.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain-Export
Credit Line:
Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1962
Accession Number:
62.12
Not on view
This plate is part of a group of four decorated with compositions representing Water, Earth, Fire and Air after designs by Francesco Albani.
Inscription: Tag attached to underside reads: See Bk 280 / page 126 / plate XXXIX

Stickers on underside: [1] AE / The Art Exchange / NEW YORK CITY / Genuine Antique; [2] C. 239/17 / L.1740-60 / "Water" CSX / KSX / MMP; [3] Minute / RIM CHIP
[ Art Exchange , New York, 1960; sold to MMA ]
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