Artist Italian
  • Vase
Date ca. 1470
Medium Tin-glazed earthenware with polychrome decoration
Dimensions Overall: 15 1/4 × 11 1/8 × 8 1/4 inches (38.7 × 28.3 × 21 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the Women's Committee with additional funds from Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 37.74
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W234, Level 2 (see map)
15th century, Medici villa (Poggio a Caiano outside Florence, Italy)
January 15, 1931, sold by the (American Art Association, New York, New York, USA) Achille de Clemente sale, lot 436;
(French & Co., New York, New York, USA).
The Women's Committee and Robert H. Tannahill [1893-1969] (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA);
1937-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Middeldorf, U. "Medici Pottery of the Fifteenth Century." Bulletin of the DIA 16 (March 1937): pp. 91-96, no. 6, (cover ill.).

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Spallanzani, M. "Il Vaso Medici-Orsini di Detroit in un Documento D'archivio." Faenza, 1974, pp. 88-90.

Avery, C. "The Patronage of the Medici." The Triumph of Humanism. Exh. cat., Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. San Francisco, 1977, pp. 17-25, no. 16

Wilson, T. "Maioliche Rinascimentali Armoriate con Stemmi Fiorenti." L'araldica Fonti e Metodi. Florence, 1989, pp. 128-138.

Bayer, A. et al. Art and Love in Renaissance Italy. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2008), cat. no. 1, pp. 68-69.

Bulletin of the DIA 87, no. 1/4: Italian Renaissance and Later Ceramics (2013): cat. no. 9.