Maiolica Basin by Flaminio Fontana

Basin with four scenes from Roman history after designs by Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro, Urbino.

Details

Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
47 cm
Art Fund grant:
£23,000 ( Total: £92,000)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

By 1862, Baron Lionel de Rothschild, London; Frederic Spitzer, Paris; 1893 Harding, London; early 1960s Cyril Humphris, London; 1969 private collection.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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