Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Flight into Egypt

early 17th century
French, Avon
Lead-glazed earthenware
Overall: 6 × 7 1/2 in. (15.2 × 19.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Sticker on underside of base, probably from a catalogue: A beautiful group, representing Joseph and the Holy Family in ancient faience of Bernard Palissy, from Prince Soltikoff's collection.

Marking: On underside of base: boot-shaped smear of brown glaze with dark brown band (probably a kiln mark)
Prince Peter Soltykoff (until 1861; sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, April 8, 1861, no. 648) ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1954; to MMA) ; [ Alex Ball , New York; sold for $2,500 to Wilson ]
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