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image of Flask Medici Porcelain Factory (artist)
Italian, 1574 - 1620
Flask, c. 1575/1587, or slightly later
imitation porcelain (a version of soft-paste porcelain)
overall (height to rim): 12.7 cm (5 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.354
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Object 1 of 6

1882Davillier, Jean Charles. Les origines de la porcelaine en Europe. Paris and London, 1882: 116-117, no. 32, repro.
1908Ricci, Seymour de. "La porcelaine des Medicis." Faenza (1908-1918): 31, no. 41.
1914Possibly Loan Exhibition of the Pierpont Morgan Collection. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1914.
1914Grollier, Charles de. Manuel de l'amateur de porcelaines. 2 vols. Paris, 1914: 1:364, no. 2314.
1935Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 69.
1936Liverani, Giuseppe. Catalogo delle porcellane dei Medici. Piccola Biblioteca del Museo delle Ceramiche in Faenza, 2. Faenza, 1936: 37, no. 52.
1942Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 14, as Medici Ware, Small ewer.
1959Liverani, Giuseppe. "Ampliamenti al catalogo delle porcellane medicee." Faenza 45 (1959): 10.
1980Palazzo Vecchio: comittenza e collezionismo medicei. Exh. cat. Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, 1980: 403.
1983Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 174, repro.
1986Cora, Galeazzo, and Angiolo Fanfani. La porcellana dei Medici. Milan, 1986: 86-87, repro.
1988Le Corbeiller, Clare. "A Medici Porcelain Pilgrim Flask." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 16 (1988): 125, fig. 9, as c. 1582-1585.
1990Spallanzani, Marco. "Medici porcelain in the collection of the last grand-duke." The Burlington Magazine 132 (1990): 316-320.
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: 238-241, color repro. 239.
2000National Gallery of Art Special Issue. Connaissance des Arts. Paris, 2000:62.

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