Marks and Labels
19th century handwritten label reading "Armoiries 11" [likely transferred from a different piece]; Spitzer sale labels
Frédéric Spitzer [1815-1890], Paris; (his estate sale, at his residence by Chevallier and Mannheim, Paris, 17 April-16 June 1893, no. 1192, as Gubbio, sold for 5950 francs). Maurice Kann [d. 1906], Paris; purchased 1908 with the entire Kann collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); 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.
Earthenware, covered front and back with a pinkish white tin glaze. The painting is in blue and slightly bubbled green, with golden-brown and red luster. The sides of the well on the front are stained orange-red by diffusion of the luster. On the reverse near the edge are depressions made by the potter's fingers. One small kiln-support mark is visible on the front near the edge. There is wear and chipping to the inner and outer edges of the rim.
- Molinier 1892, no. 155, repro., as Gubbio, end of 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: 58, as Gubbio, under Deruta influence, c. 1510.
- Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 13, as Gubbio, under Deruta influence, about 1510.
- 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: 161-162, repro. 161.