• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 12

    A NAPLES OR CASTELLI LARGE DATED ALBARELLO FROM THE MONASTERY OF SAN MARTINO

    1697

    Price Realised  

    A NAPLES OR CASTELLI LARGE DATED ALBARELLO FROM THE MONASTERY OF SAN MARTINO
    1697
    Of waisted form, painted with Saint Martin on a rearing horse, a beggar at the right in wooded landscape, named for SYR·ROS·RVB· within a rectangular label below, the reverse with the crowned cypher for the Carthusian Order above the date 1697 (chipping to footrim, three hairline cracks to rim, overall glaze crazing)
    12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high


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    This albarello is part of a service of drug-jars and albarelli supplied to the Carthusian monastery of San Martino in Naples. Pieces from the service bear dates from 1697 onwards. For a drug-bottle from the same monastery, see Rudolf Drey, Apothecary Jars (London, 1978), pp. 76-77, where he suggests that the set probably came from Carlo Antonio Grue's workshop.

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