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The peregrinations of porcelain: The collections of Duchess Eleonora d’Aragona of Ferrara

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The Medici of Florence have long been acknowledged as possessing the largest collection of Chinese porcelain in the fifteenth century, but this article reveals that in fact Eleonora d’Aragona, Duchess of Ferrara had the largest such collection in Italy at this time. In fifteenth-century Europe, porcelain came not directly from China but rather through trade and diplomacy with foreign courts, so that its peregrinations gave rise to entangled histories and reception. Taking porcelain as a case-...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/jhc/fhy063

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Sub department:
EQ CONTINUING EDUCATION - EQ CENTRAL
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8036-9857
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the History of Collections Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
2
Pages:
275-288
Publication date:
2019-02-19
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EISSN:
1477-8564
ISSN:
0954-6650
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1206040
Local pid:
pubs:1206040
Deposit date:
2021-10-29

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