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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    A PAVIA PLATE

    CIRCA 1700, MANGANESE AF MONOGRAM BELOW A CROWN, MALTESE CROSS AND CROSSED PALMS

    Price Realised  

    A PAVIA PLATE
    CIRCA 1700, MANGANESE AF MONOGRAM BELOW A CROWN, MALTESE CROSS AND CROSSED PALMS
    Painted in blue, manganese, green and yellow with two figures walking through classical ruins in a mountainous landscape, within a manganese band rim, the reverse with a border of foliate motifs (very minor flaking to rim)
    10 1/8 in. (25.8 cm.) diam.


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    For a plate of similar type in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and a discussion of pieces of this type, see Julia Poole, Italian maiolica and incised slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge, 1995), pp. 493-495. For other plates of similar type, see Elena Pelizzoni, Marica Forni and Sergio Nepoti, La Maiolica di Pavia tra Seicento e Settecento Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Catalogue (Milan, 1997), pp. 111-124.

    The underside of this plate is illustrated at the end of the catalogue.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLE FAMILY