17 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A DERUTA MAIOLICA CHARGER
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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