About This Artwork

Italian, Deruta

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

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Émile Molinier, La collection Spitzer, vol. 4: Les faiences italiennes, hispano-moresques et orientales (Paris, 1892), p. 69, no. 180.

Ownership History

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.

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