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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 42

    A DERUTA TAZZA

    CIRCA 1600

    Price Realised  

    A DERUTA TAZZA
    CIRCA 1600
    Painted with a central medallion of Cupid holding a shield and spear, within a yellow and ochre ropetwist roundel, the a quartieri and grotteschi border with further shaped circular compartments enclosing fabulous winged female harpies, within a ropetwist rim (chipping to rims)
    10 3/8 in. (25.9 cm.) diam.


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    Similar examples in the Victoria and Albert Museum are illustrated by Bernard Rackham, Catalogue of Italian Maiolica (London, 1940), Vol. II, pls. 168 and 169, nos. 1054 and 1057.

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    Provenance

    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 485.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN