22 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 22,100
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
A DERUTA BELLA DONNA CHARGER
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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Anon., sale Sotheby's London, 25th June 1985, lot 99.
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