Italian (Deruta)
first quarter of 16th century

Object Place: Europe, Deruta, Italy

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Not On View





Wide border of blue & ochre scale imbrications centering medallion profile portrait, inscription “Bino B” before face. Reverse has cusped petal design striped in ochre & blue.


1896, Leroux, Paris; April 13, 1896, posthumous Leroux sale, Paris, lot 4, sold for 1,230 fr. By 1913, Sigismond Bardac (b. 1856 - d. 1919), Paris [see note 1]; by 1917, sold by Bardac to Mortimer L. Schiff (b. 1877 - d. 1931), New York [see note 2]; May 4, 1946, posthumous Schiff sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 42, to French and Company, New York, for $950; sold by French and Co. to the MFA for $1045. (Accession Date: September 12, 1946)

[1] Henri Leman, Collection Sigismond Bardac: Faiences Italiennes du XVe siècle (Paris, 1913), cat. no. 20. [2] Schiff purchased nearly the entire Bardac collection of majolica. He lent this plate to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as early as 1917. See Seymour de Ricci, A Catalogue of Early Italian Majolica (New York, 1927), preface (n. p.) and the 1946 Schiff collection sale catalogue.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund