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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 6


    CIRCA 1500

    Price Realised  


    CIRCA 1500
    Boldly painted and edged with manganese lines, the central green and ochre chequered medallion within ochre, blue and yellow concentric bands, the border with interwoven angular blue ribbons with stylised foliage at the intersections, within further bands and a white rim (broken into three sections, repaired and stapled, very small areas of associated over-painting, rim with flaking and very slight chipping)
    14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) diam.

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    For fragments found at Montelupo decorated with a very similar pattern, see Galeazzo Cora, Storia della maiolica di Firenze del contado, Secoli XIV e XV (Florence, 1973), pls. 247b and 267a, where they are dated by Cora to 1490-1500. For the example of very similar type in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, see B. Rackham, Catalogue of Italian Maiolica (London, 1940), Vol. II., pl. 56, no. 354 and Cora ibid, pl. 245, no. 245a. For the example in the Bargello, see Giovanni Conti, Museo Nazionale di Firenze Palazzo del Bargello, Catalogo delle Maioliche (Florence, 1971), no. 113. For an example in the British Museum with a more elaborate version of this pattern, see Timothy Wilson, Ceramic Art of the Italian Renaissance (London, 1987), p. 88, no. 132, which he dates to 1500-1530.

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    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 472.