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Wide border of blue & ochre scale imbrications centering medallion profile portrait, inscription "Bino B" before face. Reverse has cusped petal design striped in ochre & blue.

Provenance

1896, Leroux, Paris; April 13, 1896, posthumous Leroux sale, Paris, lot 4, sold for 1,230 fr. By 1913, Sigismond Bardac (1856-1919), Paris [see note 1]; by 1917, sold by Bardac to Mortimer L. Schiff (b. 1877 - d. 1931), New York [see note 2]; May 4, 1946, posthumous Schiff sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 42, to French and Company, New York, for $950; sold by French and Co. to the MFA for $1045. (Accession Date: September 12, 1946) NOTES: [1] Henri Leman, Collection Sigismond Bardac: Faiences Italiennes du XVe siècle (Paris, 1913), cat. no. 20. [2] Schiff purchased nearly the entire Bardac collection of majolica. He lent this plate to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as early as 1917. See Seymour de Ricci, A Catalogue of Early Italian Majolica (New York, 1927), preface (n. p.) and the 1946 Schiff collection sale catalogue.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

Italian (Deruta), first quarter of 16th century

Object Place

Deruta, Italy

Accession Number

46.783

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware