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    Sale 1983

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art And Ceramics

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 319

    A PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL CHARGER

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED SCRIPT MONOGRAM MARK FOR JOSÉ FRANCISCO DE SOUSA, CALDAS DA RAINHA

    Price Realised  

    A PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL CHARGER
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED SCRIPT MONOGRAM MARK FOR JOSÉ FRANCISCO DE SOUSA, CALDAS DA RAINHA
    Molded and applied with a lobster and two crabs, the mossy frit ground applied with mussels, snails and other shells
    11¾in. (29.8 cm.) diameter


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    See Marshall Katz, Portuguese Palissy Ware, New York, 1999, p. 78, fig. 103 for a very similar dish in the Duchin Collection; also see the New Orleans Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogue, Grotesquerie: Form, Fantasy and Function in 19th Century European Ceramics, 1997, New Orleans, p. 16, cat. no. 60.