• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 5


    CIRCA 1540

    Price Realised  


    CIRCA 1540
    Painted with Saint Jerome kneeling on a chequered green and blue floor, holding a crucifix before a lion rampant and a castle, in a rocky landscape, the broad border with lozenge ornament reserved on green leaves alternating with scrolling ochre and blue foliage, within a raised ochre and green line rim (hairline cracks at 2 and 7 o'clock, small glaze loss to Jerome's left foot, minor rim chipping, some glaze crazing)
    14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.) diam.

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    See the example painted with Saint Michael illustrated in La Majolique Italienne, dans le muscees du Nord-Pas-de-Calais (Lille, 1986), pp. 5 & 35.

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