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image of Cup on high foot with the royal arms of France crowned French 16th Century, probably Saint-Porchaire (Deux-Sevres), or Paris region
French 16th Century (ceramist)
Cup on high foot with the royal arms of France crowned, c. 1540/1560
lead-glazed fine earthenware
overall (height x length of bowl excluding masks): 13.6 x 15.4 cm (5 3/8 x 6 1/16 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.351
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From the Tour: French Renaissance Ceramics
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1888Bonnaffé, Edmond. "Les faïences de Saint-Porchaire." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 2d ser. 37 (1888): 327 ("une coupe d'une forme originale à M. Engel-Gros de Bâle," presumably this piece).
1891Bonnaffé, Edmond. "Faïences de Saint-Porchaire dites de Henri II." In La collection Spitzer: Antiquité, moyen âge, renaissance. 6 vols. Paris, 1890-1892: 130.
1921"Les grande ventes." L'art et les artistes. n.s., no. 17 (May 1921): 335.
1921Dacier, Emile. "Les collections du Château de Ripaille, II; les sculptures et les objets d'art." Revue de l'art ancien et moderne 39 (1921): 314, repro. 319.
1925Ganz, Paul. L'oeuvre d'un amateur d'art: La collection de Monsieur F. Engel Gros. Catalogue raisonné. Geneva and Paris, 1925: 421-423, 452; no. 101, pl. 148.
1935Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 69, as c. 1560.
1942Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 14, as Henri II Ware, Coupe with the arms of France.
1975Jestaz 1975, 396, n. 36.
1983Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 204, no. 32, as c. 1555.
1987Schnitzer, Barbara K. "The Sixteenth-Century French Ceramic Ware Called Saint-Porchaire." Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1987: 203, no. 49, pl. 29.
1993Distelberger, Rudolf, Alison Luchs, Philippe Verdier, and Timonthy H. Wilson. Western Decorative Arts, Part I: Medieval, Renaissance, and Historicizing Styles including Metalwork, Enamels, and Ceramics. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1993: 254-256, color repro. 254.
1996Sturman, Shelley and Daphne Barbour. "'Saint-Porchaire' Ceramic Bodies." Studies in the History of Art 52 (1996): 84, 86, 87, repro. no. 9.
1996Barbour, Daphne and Shelley Sturman. "Introduction." Studies in the History of Art 52 (1996): 12, repro. no. 1.

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