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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 104

    A CASTELLI SMALL PLATE

    CIRCA 1740, GRUE WORKSHOP

    Price Realised  

    A CASTELLI SMALL PLATE
    CIRCA 1740, GRUE WORKSHOP
    Probably painted by Aurelio Grue, with a pastoral scene with a milkmaid milking a cow, another sweeping, a shepherd with goats nearby, before an open barn door with a cart inside (broken through and repaired)
    8 in. (20.2 cm.) diam.


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    See Vincenzo de Pompeis et.al., maioliche di Castelli nella Collezione Acerbo in Loreto Aprutino, Pescara (Pescara, 2001), no. OA-522 for a rectangular plaque from the same print source.

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    Provenance

    Sir Henry d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, Bt., DSO, MC, TD, Somerhill, Kent
    By descent to Lady d'Avigdor-Goldsmid and Mr and Mrs James Teacher, sale Sotheby's 24th June 1981, lot 454.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN