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image of Plate with border of grotesques on an orange ground; in the center, Narcissus gazing at his reflection in a fountain Sienese 16th Century (ceramist)
Plate with border of grotesques on an orange ground; in the center, Narcissus gazing at his reflection in a fountain, c. 1510/1520
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.315
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From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 22 of 25

Provenance

Adrien-Joseph Rattier, Paris (sale, Paris, 21-24 March 1859, no. 17).[1] Octavius Coope, Brentwood, Essex; (his estate sale, sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 3-5 May 1910, no. 35);[2] (Duveen Brothers, London), for 3700 guineas; purchased February 1912 by Peter A. B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from the Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, 1942.

[1] Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité composant la collection de feu M. Rattier (Paris, 1859), no. 17, as Faenza.

[2] Catalogue of the choice collection of Old Italian Majolica...formed by Octavius E. Coope, Esq. (London, 1910), no. 35, repro., as Siena.

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