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image of Salt French 16th Century, probably Saint-Porchaire (Deux-Sevres)
French 16th Century (ceramist)
Salt, c. 1540/1560
lead-glazed fine earthenware
overall (height): 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.353
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From the Tour: French Renaissance Ceramics
Object 3 of 3

Provenance

Charles Callixte, Comte de Tusseau [d. 1864], Airvault, Deux-Sèvres, by 1861.[1] Frédéric Spitzer [1815-1890], Paris, by 1881; (his estate sale, Paris, 17 April-16 June 1893 [15 May], no. 664, sold for 10,200 francs); Goldsmith.[2] (Lowengard, Paris); purchased 15 February 1906 by Peter A.B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[3] inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.

[1] Delange, Henri, and Carle Delange, Recueil de toutes les pièces connues jusqu'à ce jour de la faïence française dite de Henri II et Diane de Poitiers, Paris, 1861: 31.

[2] Edouard Garnier, "Collections de M. Spitzer: Céramique française," Gazette des beaux-arts, 2d ser., 24 (1881): 402 (one of five salts mentioned as in Spitzer's collection). The buyer's name is according to Edmond Bonnaffé, "Les faïences de Saint-Porchaire," GBA, 3rd ser., 13 (1895): 285.

[3] Widener collection records in NGA curatorial files.

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