• Spanish Splendour  - The Colle auction at Christies

    Sale 7818

    Spanish Splendour - The Collection of a Marqués

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 124

    A CAPODIMONTE (CARLOS III) TWO-HANDLED ECUELLE AND COVER

    CIRCA 1755, FAINT BLUE FLEUR-DE-LYS MARK

    Price Realised  

    A CAPODIMONTE (CARLOS III) TWO-HANDLED ECUELLE AND COVER
    CIRCA 1755, FAINT BLUE FLEUR-DE-LYS MARK
    Painted with bouquets of fruit in wooded vignettes, with a shell-moulded finial, gilt line rims, minor rim chips, a short hairline crack to rim, slight wear to gilt rims, slight flaking to enamels of one vignette
    9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) wide


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    This form of écuelle is almost certainly derived from a silver shape, while the landscape vignettes are probably painted by Giacomo Nani.

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    Please note that this écuelle was most probably made at Buen Retiro, circa 1765.