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Wide rim blue background, green edge, gold in scallops and arabesques with touches of turquoise, white & red. Deep bowl in white, multi-colored dots near rim and slightly domed bottom dark green, all with gilding. Turquoise dot in center. Back in deep blue with wavy lines and stars in gilding,...

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Mark painted in blue enamel on bottom. Painted gold trident with circle.


Baron Maximilian von Goldschmidt-Rothschild (b. 1843 - d. 1940), Frankfurt [see note 1]; 1938, sold by force to the city of Frankfurt; 1940, transferred to Museum für Kunsthandwerk (Museum of Decorative Arts), Frankfurt; after World War II, restituted to the heirs of Goldschmidt-Rothschild; April 13-14, 1950, Goldschmidt-Rothschild estate sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 143. 1951, Jacques Seligmann and Co., New York; 1951, sold by Seligmann to the MFA for $200. (Accession Date: January 11, 1951) NOTES: [1] In November 1938 Nazi authorities forced Maximilian von Goldschmidt-Rothschild to sell his art collection to the city of Frankfurt. Upon his death in 1940, the objects were transferred to and accessioned by various city museums. After the war, his heirs succeeded in legally voiding the 1938 sale and recuperating the collection, which was sent to the United States. See "Important French Furniture & Objets d'Art," Goldschmidt-Rothschild estate sale, part one, Parke-Bernet, New York, March 10-11, 1950, prefatory note.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Italian (Venetian), about 1500

Object Place

Venice, Italy


3.65 cm (1 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic with enamelled decoration