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image of Large dish with plant-pattern border; in the center, the arms of a Medici pope Deruta 16th Century (ceramist)
Large dish with plant-pattern border; in the center, the arms of a Medici pope, 1513 or later - probably not after 1534
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 41.6 cm (16 3/8 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.319
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From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 13 of 25

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Maurice Kann, Paris; (Duveen Brothers), 1908, as part of the Kann collection; purchased February 1910 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]

[1] It is possible that this is the plate from the Castellani collection, described in the sale catalogue (Paris, 27-29 May 1878, no. 145) as 42 cm. in diameter and as having "au centre, large écusson portant les armes du pape Léon X et deux cornes d'abondance. Au marli palmettes et ornements varié. (Pesaro.);" however, the description of the border of the Castellani piece in Catalogue of the Castellani Collection in the Loan Exhibition of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 1877), no. 2, "Maiolica &c," no. 145, as "scale decoration and flowers" does not seem to correspond to the National Gallery piece.

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