Ewer (brocca)

Artist Name Unknown1575 - 1578

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit, United States


  • Title: Ewer (brocca)
  • Creator: Artist Name Unknown
  • Date: 1575 - 1578
  • Physical Location: Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
  • Provenance: Made for Franceso I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and his wife, Johanna of Austria, between 1575 and 1578; by descent, Gian Gastone de' Medici (died 1737), the last Grand Duke of Tuscany, in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence; included in the auction on 1772 of European and Asian ceramics from the Medici collection held at the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence; Baron Gustave de Rothschild, Paris (1829-1911), by 1859; by descent, Baron Robert de Rothschild, (1880-1946) Paris; by descent, Baron Elie de Rothschild (born 1917), Paris; acquired from the Rothschild family through Adrian Sassoon (dealer), London., Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, New Endowment Fund, Henry Ford II Fund, Benson and Edith Ford Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buhl Ford II Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Horace E. Dodge Memorial Fund, Josephine and Ernest Kanzler Fund; gifts from Mrs. Horace E. Dodge, Mrs. Russell A. Alger, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb, Robert H. Tannahill, Julie E. Peck, Ralph Harman Booth, Mrs. Alvin Macauley, Sr., Albert Kahn, Mr. and Mrs. Trent McMath, K.T. Keller, Mrs. Edsel B. Ford, Arnold Seligman, William Buck and Mary Chase Stratton, Mrs. Sydney D. Waldon, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Scripps, Ernest and Josephine Kanzler, Dr. and Mrs. Reginald Harnett, Elizabeth Parke Firestone, and City of Detroit by exchange
  • Physical Dimensions: w9 x h14.5 in (diameter)
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Rights: Detroit Institute of Arts
  • External Link: http://dia.org
  • Medium: Soft-paste porcelain with blue underglaze and manganese decoration

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