• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    A CASTELLI RECTANGULAR FRAMED PLAQUE

    FIRST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GRUE WORKSHOP

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    A CASTELLI RECTANGULAR FRAMED PLAQUE
    FIRST QUARTER OF THE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GRUE WORKSHOP
    Painted with Susannah and the Elders, Susannah scantily draped and rising in surprise from a chair beside a fountain, a mirror and toilet boxes strewn at her feet, the Elders gesturing towards the distant wooded and mountainous landscape, in an ebonised reeded wooden frame (firing fault running through centre of scene)
    9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) x 8 in. (20.3 cm.) excluding frame


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    For a plaque decorated with the same subject and attributed to Liborio Grue, see Vincenzo de Pompeis (Ed.), Maioliche di Castelli nella Collezione Acerbo in Loreto Aprution Pescara (2001, Pescara), p. 77, no. 51.

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