Marks and Labels

Kann collection labels 24, 194; typed label: "Arms of the family Pucci"

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.

Exhibition History
1982
Sixteenth-Century Italian Maiolica; Selections from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection and the National Gallery of Art's Widener Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1982-1983, no. 33, repro.
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: 58.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 13, as Gubbio (Salimbene di Pietro Andreoli?), about 1510.
1982
NGA 1982-1983, no. 33.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 120, no. 8.
1986
Watson 1986, 94.
1988
Fiocco/Gherardi 1988-1989, 2:416-417, fig. 118.
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: 183-185, color repro. 184.
Technical Summary

Earthenware, covered front and back with a white tin glaze of slightly pinkish tone. The painting is in blue, green, yellow, brown, and white, with golden and reddish luster. There are four kiln-spur marks on the front near the edge, and a kiln scar on the back. The inner and outer edges of the rim are chipped, and there is some scratching of the glaze.