Artist Italian
  • Animalistic Maiolica Ewer or Pitcher
Date ca. 1450
Medium Tin-glazed earthenware with relief-blue (zaffera a rilievo), manganese, and green decoration
Dimensions Overall: 12 1/8 × 8 3/8 × 9 5/8 inches (30.8 × 21.3 × 24.4 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund
Accession Number 43.452
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W241, Level 2 (see map)
1932, Kurt Glogowski (London, England);
probably R. Stora (New York, New York, USA);
Mrs. Whitney Warren (New York, New York, USA);
October 1943, sold by (Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York, New York, USA);
1943-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Cora, G. Storia della Maiolica di Firenze e del Contado: Secoli XIV e XV. Florence, 1973, no. 70b.

Whitney Warren Sale. Sales cat., Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. New York, October 1943, no. 464, p. 75.

Cole, B. Italian Maiolica from Midwestern Collections. 1977, no. 29, p. 67, (ill.) p. 66.

Cole, B. "Italian Maiolica from Midwestern Collections." Apollo 107 (January 1978): pp. 38-43.

Renaissance Works of Art from the Permanant Collection. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1983.

Bulletin of the DIA 87, no. 1/4: Italian Renaissance and Later Ceramics (2013): cat. no. 7.