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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 14

    A DUCHY OF URBINO ISTORIATO DISH

    CIRCA 1540-50

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    A DUCHY OF URBINO ISTORIATO DISH
    CIRCA 1540-50
    Painted with Neptune holding a trident and riding a shell chariot drawn by hippocampi, below a tree on a rocky outcrop in the sea, within a blue line and yellow ochre band rim, the underside with three concentric yellow ochre bands (very small chips and flaking to rim, slight chipping to footrim)
    11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) diam.


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    The scene on this dish was derived from Marcantonio Raimondi's Quos Ego engraving, illustrated opposite. The central scene on the engraving shows Neptune calming the tempest which had been raised by Aeolus against Aeneas's fleet.

    For a dish possibly by the same hand (also with decoration extending over the blue line border onto the ochre rim), see Johanna Lessmann, Italienische Majolika Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Brunswick, Catalogue (Brunswick, 1979), p. 361, no. 512.

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