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Cruet for Oil and Vinegar

1575–87

Made by Medici Factory, Italy, Italian


Dimensions

Overall: 17.1 x 14 x 8.9 cm (6 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.717

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, underglaze blue decoration

On View

Kunstkammer Gallery (Gallery 143)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics , Porcelain

This cruet for oil and vinegar is one of only about sixty surviving pieces produced at the Medici porcelain workshop between 1575 and 1587. Established by Grand Duke Francesco I de' Medici, the workshop was the first in Europe to imitate successfully the coveted porcelains imported from China.

Provenance

Henry Williamson Haynes (born, Bangor, Maine, September 20, 1831 - died, Boston, February 16, 1912); 1912, gift of the estate of Henry Williamson Haynes through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard. (Accession Date: July 18, 1912)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard