• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 442

    A PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE FAIENCE TROMPE L'OEIL CHARGER

    CIRCA 1865-87, IMPRESSED CROWNED MARK FOR M.(ANUEL) GOMES MAFRA, CALDAS

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    A PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE FAIENCE TROMPE L'OEIL CHARGER
    CIRCA 1865-87, IMPRESSED CROWNED MARK FOR M.(ANUEL) GOMES MAFRA, CALDAS
    Molded and applied with a central catch of fish, the net tied at the rim, flanked by crossed paddles and a fish rod, the lower edge with a flag and a pile of uncoiled rope
    16 1/4 in. (41.2 cm.) diameter


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    Manuel Cipriano Gomes Mafra (1830-1905) was one of leading ceramicists in Caldas da Rainha for over 30 years. He is known for compositions which depict fierce life and death struggles as compared to the tranquil pond life depicted by his contemporaries.