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image of Circular plaque with fruited wreath enclosing a shield of arms Probably Faentine 16th Century
Faentine 16th Century (ceramist)
Circular plaque with fruited wreath enclosing a shield of arms, 1532
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 30.2 cm (11 7/8 in.) overall (average thickness): 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.342
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From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 21 of 25

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Edmé-Unité Jacquot-Préaux, Paris (sale, Paris, 9-11 January 1850, no. 185).[1] Adrien-Joseph Rattier, Paris (sale, Paris, 21-24 March 1859, no. 51).[2] Baron Achille Seillière, Château de Mello (Oise) (sale, Paris, 5-10 May 1890, no. 81).[3] 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] Catalogue de la précieuse collection d'objets d'art, d'antiquités et de curiosités...composant la collection de Monsieur Préaux, Paris, 9-11 January 1850, no. 185 ("Plaque ronde portant un blason dans une couronne de feuillages et de fruits avec date de 1532"--almost certainly this piece). [2] Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité composant la collection de feu M. Rattier, Paris, 21-24 March 1859, no. 51. [3] Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité et de riche ameublement provenant de l'importante collection de feu M. le Baron Achille Seillière au Château de Mello, Paris, 5-10 May 1890, no. 81, as Urbino.

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