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Dish (tondino)

Italian , Gubbio, early 16th century
ca. 1530
Italian, Gubbio
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Diameter: 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
Not on view
This small lustered bowl is typical of ceramics made in Gubbio in the 1520s and 1530s. The meaning of the boy playing with a pinwheel is uncertain, but it relates to imagery found on birth trays.
J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York, no. 3094 (sale, Duveen, New York, May 22, 1922); William Randolph Hearst, New York (sale, Gimbel's, New York, March 17, 1939, lot 947, art. 27).
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