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Dish with Lion

Date:
late 14th century
Geography:
Made in Tuscany, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Overall (with handles): 20 1/16 x 18 1/8 x 4 1/16 in. (51 x 46 x 10.3 cm) diameter without handles: 18 1/8 in. (46 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.85.2
Not on view
Marking: Arms: (on shields on inside border); Argent (white) six fleurs-de-lis noir (brown), 3, 2, 1, within border vert.

[These look more like the arms of Farnese--or, six fleurs-de-lis azure, 3, 2,1, than like the arms of "France ancien" which seem to have been semé de Fleurs-de-lis, and later, three fleurs-de-lis, 2,1. M.H.]
marquis de Talleyrand ; Mortimer L. Schiff, New York (sale May 4, 1946)
Perugia, Italy. Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia, Palazzo Baldeschi. ""Questo libro è dedicato J. Pierpont Morgan." Ceramiche orvientane dei secoli XIII-XIV di Alexandre Imbert: collezionisti, connoisseur, antiquari agli albori del Novecento," September 24, 2009–January 11, 2010.

The Magnificent Collection of Italian Majolica Formed by the Late Mortimer L. Schiff. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, May 4, 1946. no. 59, pp. 38–39, ill.

Rorimer, James J., and William Holmes Forsyth. "The Medieval Galleries." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 12, no. 6 (February 1954). p. 139.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guide to the Collections: Medieval Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1962. fig. 52.

Beeson, Nora B., ed. Guide to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972. no. 42, p. 220, fig. 42.

Riccetti, Lucio, ed. 1909 tra collezionismo e tutela: Connoisseur, antiquari e la ceramica medievale orvietana. Perugia and Orvieto: Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, 2010. no. 6.6.5, p. 408.

Riccetti, Lucio. "J. Pierpont Morgan e Alexandre Imbert: La scoperta e la fortuna della ceramica medievale orvietana intorno al 1909." In 1909 tra collezionismo e tutela: Connoisseur, antiquari e la ceramica medievale orvietana, edited by Lucio Riccetti. Perugia and Orvieto: Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, 2010. p. 133, (as cat. no. 6.6.5).

Wilson, Timothy. Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Highlights of the Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016. pp. 44–45, fig. 42.



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