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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 10

    A FAENZA BLUE-GROUND TONDINO

    CIRCA 1520-1535

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    A FAENZA BLUE-GROUND TONDINO
    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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    Provenance

    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.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTION