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Kann collection label 199

Provenance

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.

Bibliography
1935
Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 57, as Gubbio, c. 1510, possibly by Maestro Giorgio.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 12, as Gubbio, about 1510.
1993
Distelberger, Rudolf, Alison Luchs, Philippe Verdier, and Timonthy H. Wilson. Western Decorative Arts, Part I: Medieval, Renaissance, and Historicizing Styles including Metalwork, Enamels, and Ceramics. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1993: 167-168, color repro. 167.
Technical Summary

Earthenware, covered front and back - except beneath the foot ring - with a slightly pitted off-white tin glaze of pinkish brown tone. The painting of the front is in blue with an uneven yellowish golden-brown luster (with streaks of red) and a deep red luster; the blue is thick and has bubbled in places. The glaze has pooled and crawled somewhat on the front. There are no visible kiln-support marks. The glaze is scratched and the luster worn, and the edge is extensively worn and chipped.