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Charles Callixte, Comte de Tusseau [d. 1864], Airvault, Deux-Sèvres, by 1861.[1] Frédéric Spitzer [1815-1890], Paris, by 1881; (his estate sale, Paris, 17 April-16 June 1893 [15 May], no. 664, sold for 10,200 francs); Goldsmith.[2] (Lowengard, Paris); purchased 15 February 1906 by Peter A.B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[3] inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1889
Exposition retrospective de l'art français, Trocadéro, Paris, 1889, no. 1162.

Bibliography

1861
Delange/Delange 1861, 31, no. 18.
1864
Fillon, Benjamin. L'art de terre chez les Poitevins. Niort, 1864: 92, no. 26.
1868
King, A.C. Henri Deux Ware, Photographs of twenty examples of this ware chiefly in English collections with an introductory notice. London (The Arundel Society), 1868: 8, nos. 50, 51, or 52 (mentioned).
1881
Garnier, Edouard. "Collections de M. Spitzer: Céramique française." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 2d ser. 24 (1881): 402.
1888
Bonnaffé, Edmond. "Les faïences de Saint-Porchaire." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 37 (1888): 327.
1889
_Exposition rétrospective de l'art français au Trocadéro. Lille, 1889: 186, no. 1162.
1889
_Exposition retrospective de l'art français. Exh. cat. Trocadéro, Paris, 1889: no. 1162.
1891
Bonnaffé, Edmond. "Faïences de Saint-Porchaire dites de Henri II." In La collection Spitzer: Antiquité, moyen âge, renaissance. 6 vols. Paris, 1890-1892: 129, no. 5, repro.
1895
Bonnaffé, Edmond. "Les faïences de Saint-Porchaire." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 3d ser. 13 (1895): 285.
1919
McCall, George Henry. "Saint-Porchaire in America." Arts and Decoration 10 (April 1919): 316, repro.
1935
_Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 70, as c. 1560.
1942
_Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 14, as Henri II Ware, Salt cellar.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 204, no. 34, as c. 1555.
1987
Schnitzer, Barbar K. "The Sixteenth-Century French Ceramic Ware Called Saint-Porchaire." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1987: 201, no. 21.
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: 250-253, color repro. 251.
1996
Sturman, Shelley and Barbour, Daphne. "'Saint-Porchaire' Ceramic Bodies." Studies in the History of Art 52 (1996): 80, 82, 87, repro. no. 1.

Technical Summary


[1] It seems tha Bonnaffé confused this salt with one now in Brussels, which is stated by Delange and Delange 1861, no. 16, to have lost its original foot. Anne-Marie Mariën Dugardin kindly made a special examination of the Brussels salt for me, which confirmed that its foot is a replacement.

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