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reverse: 1541 / Dapolo : e marsia / Vrbino (of Apollo and Marsyas, Urbino); reverse near rim, scratched into glaze, Fountaine inventory number: af 51; center reverse, Hainauer catalogue number: M.62.


Fountaine collection, Narford Hall, near King's Lynn, Norfolk; by descent in the Fountaine family; (Fountaine sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London,16-19 June 1884, 1st day, no. 19);[1] Oskar Hainauer [1840-1894], Berlin;[2] by inheritance to his widow, Julie Hainauer [1850-1926], Berlin; purchased 1906 with the entire Hainauer collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 17 October 1906 to William Andrews Clark [1839-1925], New York;[3] bequest 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History

The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 26 April - 16 July 1978, unnumbered catalogue.
Marvels of Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics from the Corcoran Gallery of Art Collection, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh; Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids; Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota; Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, 9 April 2004 - 18 June 2006, no. 20.
Treasures of European Decorative Art and Sculpture, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 25 August 2007 - 29 March 2009, no catalogue.


Bode, Wilhelm von, ed. Die Sammlung Oscar Hainauer / The Collection of Oscar Hainauer. [bound as one volume, English and German pages interleaved in one page sequence] Berlin, 1897 and London, 1906: 116, no. 342 (M62).
Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Part II. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 261, no. 62.
Breckenridge, James D. "Italian Maiolica in the W.A. Clark Collection." The Corcoran Gallery of Art Bulletin 7, no. 3 (April 1955): no. 87.
Watson, Wendy M. Italian Renaissance Maiolica from the William A. Clark Collection. Exh. cat. (11 venues). London and Washington, 1986: 144-145, no. 56, repro.
Chastel, André, and Wendy Watson. "Made in Renaissance." FMR (July/August 1987): 111, repro.
Andrew Moore, "The Fountaine Collection of Maiolica," The Burlington Magazine 130, no. 1023 (June 1988): 444.

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