Deruta 16th Century (ceramist)|
Large dish with scale border; in the center, an imperial Roman figure and the letter N crowned, c. 1510/1540
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 42.6 cm (16 3/4 in.)
Object 14 of 25
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.
 This dish may well be the one "with the Emperor Nero, initial and crown, surrounded by scale ornaments, in metallic luster, 16 3/4 in. diameter" sold from the collection of Auguste Ricard de Montferrand of Saint Petersburg at Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 14-16 November 1859, no. 237.
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