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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 10


    CIRCA 1520-1535

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    CIRCA 1520-1535
    The central yellow-ground circular medallion painted with a winged putto holding a palm frond in one hand and a sling in the other, a staff passing diagonally between his legs, standing on a green mound with green drapery on the right, the white well with scrolls and edged with bands of blue dentil ornament, the blue-ground broad border reserved with brightly coloured grotteschi with leaping dolphins, masks, pendant swags, palmettes and scrolling foliage, the underside with concentric blue bands
    9 9/16 in. (24.5 cm.) diam.

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    A similar tondino in a private collection, Berlin, is illustrated by Tjark Hausmann, Fioritura, Blütezeiten der Majolika Eine Berliner Sammlung (Berlin, 2002), pp. 102-104, no. 39. Also see A.V.B. Norman, Wallace Collection Catalogue of Ceramics 1, Pottery, Maiolica, Faience, Stoneware (London, 1976), no. C49 for a similar example.

    The underside of this tondino is illustrated at the end of the catalogue.

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    Johann Fürst von und zu Liechtenstein (1840-1929) Collection (printed paper collection label attached to reverse)
    Blumka Collection, sale Sotheby's, New York, 9th-10th January 1996, lot 26.

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    Please note that this lot should be starred in the catalogue. It is subject to 5VAT on the hammer price and 17.5on the buyer's premium.
    Please note that this dish has two small areas of restoration to the rim not mentioned in the catalogue.

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