Italian - Basin, early 19th century


Basin, early 19th century

Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), 50.8 cm (20 in.) diameter


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Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection at an unknown date.


Inscribed (center of the plate): coat of arms (possibly those of the Orengo family, Ventimiglia)


Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 103. (as Italian, early 19th century)
Ellenor Alcorn et al. The Best of the Decorative Arts. Exploring Treasures in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum IV. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1992), pp. 34-35, ill. (as Italy, late 18th or early 19th century)

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