Basin with four scenes from Roman history after designs by Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro, Urbino.
Maiolica Basin by Flaminio Fontana, 15651575
© Ashmolean Museum
- Tin-glazed earthenware Dimensions: 47 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £23,000 ( Total: £92,000)
- Acquired in:
- Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd
The basin has a shallow three-lobed shape and the background incorporates grotesque motifs. The base is decorated with a swan design.
By 1862, Baron Lionel de Rothschild, London; Frederic Spitzer, Paris; 1893 Harding, London; early 1960s Cyril Humphris, London; 1969 private collection.