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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 39


    CIRCA 1600

    Price Realised  

    CIRCA 1600
    The exterior painted with panels of grotteschi, on a circular spreading foot, the domed cover similarly decorated and with two green scroll handles flanking a knop finial, the bowl interior with a reclining female figure attended by a putto (cover with small areas of restoration to finial and chipping to rim, bowl with chipping to rims, rim with hairline crack)
    7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high

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    This bowl could perhaps have been part of an 'accouchement' set (see the footnote for the previous lot). For a Deruta bowl of related form, see Jörg Rasmussen, Italian Majolica in the Robert Lehman Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (New York, 1989), pp. 230-231, no. 150.

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    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 483.