May 6, 2008
May 6, 2008
May 6, 2008

Plate with the Arms of the Pucci Family

Plate with the Arms of the Pucci Family

1532

maker

Francesco Xanto Avelli

(Italian, 1487?–1544?)

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Diameter: 3.2 x 19 cm (1 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Bequest of John L. Severance 1942.626

Did you know?

A more contemporary head of the family, Emilio Pucci, became famous as a fashion designer in the 1960s and 1970s.

Description

Italian nobles of the 1500s often expressed their wealth, social status, and sophistication by ordering large sets of maiolica that sometimes carried their coats of arms or even likenesses, usually in profile as in portraits of the period. The Pucci family was a powerful noble household in Renaissance Florence who were at times quite close allies of the Medici, a prominent banking family.

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