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Cruet for Oil and Vinegar

Italian (Florence)
1575–87
Made by Medici Factory, Italy (Italian)


Object Place, Florence, Italy

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