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    Sale 2797

    Anton Philips, Entrepreneur & Connoisseur

    6 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 53

    A Deruta maiolica polychrome large dish

    SECOND QUARTER 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Deruta maiolica polychrome large dish
    SECOND QUARTER 16TH CENTURY
    The deep cavetto painted with the portrait of a saintly monk with a yellow halo, stabbed with a dagger on his tonsured head, further with a blue cloak, and stabbed with a dagger to the left, holding a palm frond in his hand to the left, with a distant fortified city, underneath the initials .S. and .P., the wide slanted border with two green stems looped in circles, alternating three rosette motifs in yellow and blue, the back with yellowish lead glaze (with a curving hairline crack circa 30 cm. wide)
    39.5 cm. diam.


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    See B. Rackham, Catalogue of Italian Maiolica, London, 1940, Volume I p. 248 no. 751 and Volume II plate 119 ill. 751 for a Deruta dish with similar border.

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