Giovanni da Verrazzano (?)

Giovanni da Verrazzano (?)
Title
Giovanni da Verrazzano (?)
Date 
ca. 1880-1920
Medium 
Glazed and unglazed ceramic
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 x 18 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. ( 61 x 47.6 x 24.8 cm )
Description 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. George A. Zabriskie
Object Number 
1942.265[dup]
Gallery Label 
The subject is thought to be the Italian navigator who on his famous voyages of 1524-28 was the first European to observe, explore, and describe the coast of North America. No life portraits of the subject are extant or documented. Though unsigned, the bust resembles work produced by Minghetti, a majolica factory in Bologna, Italy, active in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group