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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.
1914Grollier, Charles de. Manuel de l'amateur de porcelaines. 2 vols. Paris, 1914: 1:364, no. 2314.
1914Possibly Loan Exhibition of the Pierpont Morgan Collection. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1914.
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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