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Sigismond Bardac, Paris, by 1913.[1] (Duveen Brothers); purchased January 1914 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.

Technical Summary

Earthenware, covered entirely in a whitish tin glaze. The painting is in blue, yellow, orange-brownish red, and green. There are three small kiln spur marks on the rim. The edge is rubbed and there is a crack from six o'clock to the center.


Leman, Henri. Collection Sigismond Bardac; faiences italiennes du XVe siècle; objets de haute curiosité. Notices .... Paris, 1913, no. 18, repro., as Cafaggiolo, fifteenth century.
Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 54, as by Cafaggiolo, c. 1500.
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 12, as Caffagiolo, about 1500.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 116, no. 1, as Cafaggiolo, c. 1500.
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: 120-122, repro. 120.

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