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Dish

Date:
early 15th century
Geography:
Made in Tuscany, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Earthenware, tin-glaze (Majolica)
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 x 14 3/4 in. (7.6 x 37.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.85.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
Development of this type of European ceramic was to some degree spurred by the introduction of glazed wares from the Islamic world, which, in turn, echoed the colored glazes of China. Until the introduction of Chinese porcelain in the early sixteenth century and the subsequent development of porcelain in the early eighteenth, earthenwares with tin glazes were the most widely produced ceramics in Europe.
[ C. & E. Canessa, New York, Paris, and Naples]; Mortimer L. Schiff, New York (sale May 4, 1946)
The Magnificent Collection of Italian Majolica Formed by the Late Mortimer L. Schiff. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, May 4, 1946. no. 55, p. 31, ill.

Riccetti, Lucio, ed. 1909 tra collezionismo e tutela: Connoisseur, antiquari e la ceramica medievale orvietana. Perugia and Orvieto: Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, 2010. no. 6.6.10, p. 410.

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. 132, (as cat. no. 6.6.10).



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