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    Sale 2172

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Tapestries and Oriental Carpets

    9 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 148

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN MAIOLICA VASES AND COVERS

    MID 18TH CENTURY, GRUE FAMILY WORKSHOP, CASTELLI, POSSIBLY PAINTED BY LIBORIO GRUE

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    A PAIR OF ITALIAN MAIOLICA VASES AND COVERS
    MID 18TH CENTURY, GRUE FAMILY WORKSHOP, CASTELLI, POSSIBLY PAINTED BY LIBORIO GRUE
    Painted with putti suspending garlands and flanking blue and white portrait medallions, the flaring neck continuously painted with Biblical scenes
    23 in. (58.5 cm.) high (4)


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    For a two similar vases and covers, see Important Italian Maiolica from the Collections of Arthur M. Sackler, Christie's, New York, Part I, 6 October 1993, lot 64 ($46,000) and Part II, 1 June 1994, lot 53 ($36,800). The first was re-offered in London at Christie's King Street, 6 December 2004, lot 336 with an estimate of 10,000-15,000 ($19,425-29,137) where it went unsold.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the description in the printed catalogue should read: A PAIR OF ITALIAN MAIOLICA VASES AND COVERS.