- Museum number
Spindle-whorl. Porcelain, (`Medici porcelain') painted in underglaze blue with a pattern of chevrons on one side and rounded arched loops on the other arranged concentrically.
- Production date
- 1575-1587 (circa)
Diameter: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of four pieces in the collection of 'Medici' porcelain. See also:
1887,5-16,2; 1889,10-3,1;1889,7-10,1. Only identified as Medici porcelain in 1958, when published by Lane.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
Exhibited: (Has Mount)
2009 15 Mar-14 Jun, USA, Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Art and Love in Renaissance Italy
2008 17 Nov-2009 15 Feb, USA, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art and Love in Renaissance Italy
1980 15 Mar-28 Sep, Italy, Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence and Medicean Tuscany
- Signs of wear and small areas of missing glaze, clearly visible on black and white photos.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number