Cruet for Oil and Vinegar

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.


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

Cruet for Oil and Vinegar

Florence, Italy
Overall: 17.1 x 14 x 8.9 cm (6 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain, underglaze blue decoration
Accession Number
Not on view