2 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A DERUTA MAIOLICA RECTANGULAR SALT
FIRST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
The rectangular well painted with grotteschi within an ochre-striped yellow band, on arched supports reserved with green and blue panels and divided with similar ochre-striped borders, on a rectangular blue-line base (areas of restoration to rims, some chipping and losses to corners, fritting and some general glaze crazing)
6 in. (15.2 cm.) x 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.)
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See J. Giacomotti, Catalogue des majoliques des musées nationaux (Paris, 1974), p. 429, no. 1275 for an almost identical salt.
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