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Plate with female head and border with trophies

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Ruby and yellow lustre. Portrait of woman in center on cobalt ground, yellow lustre band, wide rim with military trophies, etc. Reverse has yellow lustre scroll and medallion design on cream ground.


By 1913, Mortimer L. Schiff (b. 1877 - d. 1931), New York [see note 1]; May 4, 1946, posthumous Schiff sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 98, to Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York; sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel to the MFA for $1800. (Accession Date: June 13, 1946) NOTES: [1] He lent the plate to the "Exposition d'Objets d'Art du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance" (Jacques Seligmann, Paris, 1913), cat. no. 169.

Credit Line

Anita M. Linzee Fund

Italian (Gubbio), dated 1524

Object Place

Gubbio, Italy


Diameter: 8 in., height: 1 1/2 in.

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) with metallic luster decoration




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware