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About This Artwork
Display Plate with Female Bust, 1500/1530
Tin-glazed earthenware with copper luster
Diameter: 40.6 cm (16 in.), H: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)
Inscription on scroll: A SAE AVAZA CHI FVRTVNA PASA (He advances much who passes Fortune)
Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.841
European Decorative Arts
Not on Display
Émile Molinier, La collection Spitzer, vol. 4: Les faiences italiennes, hispano-moresques et orientales (Paris, 1892), p. 69, no. 180.
Frédéric Spitzer (b. 1815 - d. 1890), Paris; his sale, Paris, Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17 - June 16, 1893, See Molinier 1892, p. 69, no. 180; acquired by Durand-Ruel as agent for Martin A. Ryerson (d. 1932), Chicago [according to copy of receipt in curatorial file]; by descent to his widow; bequeathed to the museum.