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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 53

    A CALABRIAN CYLINDRICAL DRUG-JAR

    CIRCA 1620

    Price Realised  

    A CALABRIAN CYLINDRICAL DRUG-JAR
    CIRCA 1620
    With a short flared neck and rounded shoulder, decorated in the Venetian manner with two yellow and ochre-ground medallions loosely painted with a helmeted soldier and a youth, against a blue ground with sgraffito white scrolls and coloured scrolling foliage (deep glaze crazing to lower part and lesser crazing overall, minor chipping to rims and associated glaze flaking)
    11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high


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    For a similar oviform example, see Guido Donatone, Ceramica Antica di Calabria (1983), pl. 12.

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