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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 11

    A DERUTA BELLA DONNA CHARGER

    CIRCA 1500-30

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A DERUTA BELLA DONNA CHARGER
    CIRCA 1500-30
    Decorated in blue and gold lustre, the centre with a young lady flanked by flowers, within a narrow laurel garland at the well, the border lustred with a band of bold interlocking foliate motifs edged in blue, the footrim pierced for suspension (chipping and flaking to rims, further slight flaking and wear to surface, D-shaped section between 6 and 8 o'clock repaired, flaking at centre with small areas of over-painting)
    16 3/8 in. (41.5 cm.) diam.


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    For a similar charger in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, decorated with a young lady wearing similar clothes and in a similar pose but in reverse, see Bernard Rackham, Catalogue of Italian Maiolica (London, 1940), Vol. II., pl. 75, no. 479.

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    Provenance

    Anon., sale Sotheby's London, 25th June 1985, lot 99.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN