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Dish (tondino)

Artist:
Italian , Gubbio, early 16th century
Date:
ca. 1530
Culture:
Italian, Gubbio
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1107
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 950
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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