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

Clark, Leah R. (2019). The peregrinations of porcelain: The collections of Duchess Eleonora d’Aragona of Ferrara. Journal of the History of Collections (Early Access).

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Abstract

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-study, it is argued here that examining collecting through the lens of trade and diplomacy provides new interpretations of – and demands new approaches to – the history of collecting.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 The Author
ISSN: 1477-8564
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
The Peregrinations of Porcelain: Touch, Transfer, and Translation in Cross Cultural Exchange (1450-1500)SG151914BRITAC British Academy
Keywords: collecting; porcelain; Ferrara; Eleonora d'Aragona; cross-cultural exchange; Italian courts; Renaissance
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 57522
Depositing User: Leah Clark
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 13:42
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2019 05:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/57522
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