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image of Large dish with scale border; in the center, an imperial Roman figure and the letter N crowned 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.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.320
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From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 14 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] 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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