Arms of the Ghettini Family

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Atelier of Benedetto Buglioni
approximately 1460-1521
Florence, Italy, ca. 1510.
Glazed terracotta.
diameter: 28 inches (711 mm); depth: 4 inches (102 mm)

In a note of 26 May 1902, after the first day of the sale, Durlacher wrote Morgan "I will carefully select two of the Della Robbia medallions." This medallion was recalled from the Metropolitan Museum of Art by J.P. Morgan, Jr., after his father's death, and installed in the Library ca. 1915-17.

Possibly the Ghettini family, Florence; Stefano Bardini (1836-1922), Florence; his sale, London 26-30 May 1902, lot 507; at which purchased by Durlacher Brothers for J. Pierpont Morgan.

The arms are azure, a bend only between three mounts, 2 and 1, each of three tops or; in chief a label of Anjou of four points gules, three lilies or. These arms appear on a shield having a white fluted disc as a background, within a wreath of fruit, flowers and wheat.