Armorial Plate: Silenus on an ass, supported by Bacchic revelers
Nicola da Urbino (Italian, active by 1520–died ?1537/38 Urbino) or Castel Durante
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Diameter: 10 13/16 in. (27.5cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 950
Inscription: Hanging from the branches of a tree to the right are a shield displaying a bunch of lottery tickets, a tabula ansata with the inscription: NEC SPE / NEC METV; below that, a roundel with the letters YS intertwined.
Countess Lauredana Gatterburg-Morosini, Venice (sale, Palazzo Morosini, Venice, May 17, 1894, lot 176, ill.); Charles Mannheim, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York, (sale, Duveen, New York, May 22, 1922); William Randolph Hearst, New York (sale, Gimbel's, New York, March 17, 1939, lot 947, art. 5).