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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    A CENTRAL ITALIAN LUSTRED ALZATA

    1510-30, PROBABLY GUBBIO

    Price Realised  

    A CENTRAL ITALIAN LUSTRED ALZATA
    1510-30, PROBABLY GUBBIO
    Moulded with rectangular blockwork, the facets shaded with blue lines and lustred with ruby and gold lustres, within a double blue line border, the underside with three lustre scrolls about a short circular spreading foot (rims with very slight chipping and flaking to glaze)
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam.


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    For an example with a different crisply moulded 'a diamante' design, see Carmen Ravanelli Guidotti, 'Maioliche faetine datate: le coppa "a diamante" (1541-1545)', Faenza, Nr. 4-6 (1988), fig. XXV, where it is attributed to Faenza. For other Faenza examples with a diamante designs executed in colours, see fig. X et seq. For the Fanfani Collection example see fig. XIV and C. Guidotti, La Donazione Angiolo Fanfani, ceramiche dal Medioevo al XX secolo Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Catalogue (Ravenna, 1990), pp. 286-7.

    The underside of this alzata is illustrated at the end of the catalogue.

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    Provenance

    Anon., sale Christie's, 12th March 1990, lot 310.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN