• 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 14

    A PAIR OF SAVONA MAIOLICA TURQUOISE-GROUND DISHES

    LATE 17TH CENTURY, MANGANESE SHIELD FLANKED BY B A MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF SAVONA MAIOLICA TURQUOISE-GROUND DISHES
    LATE 17TH CENTURY, MANGANESE SHIELD FLANKED BY B A MARKS
    The centres painted in manganese with birds flanked by stylised plants and rockwork, within borders of radiating lobed panels of scrolling flowers and foliage, the underside with a band of stylised fronds and quatrefoils (both with slight chipping to rims and footrims)
    11 in. (28 cm.) diam. (2)


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    See Pierre-Alain Mariaux, La Majolique, Historisches Museum Catalogue (Geneva, 1995), p. 142, for a similar dish attributed to Albisola.

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