Plate with the Coats of Arms of the Böckhli and Christell Families of Augsburg, Germany

Probably workshop of the Patanazzi family, Italian (active Urbino), active late 16th - early 17th century

Made in Urbino, Italy, Europe

Late 16th century

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

1 3/8 x 9 inches (3.5 x 22.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 250, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

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Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. The Howard I. and Janet H. Stein Collection, 1999

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This is one of a group of plates with the coats of arms of important German families. Presumably they were ordered from Urbino to celebrate prestigious marriages.

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