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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 123

    A SICILIAN FLASK

    18TH OR 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY CALTAGIRONE

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SICILIAN FLASK
    18TH OR 19TH CENTURY, PROBABLY CALTAGIRONE
    Modelled in the form of a fish, one side incised with scales and washed with ochre and manganese markings, with a small aperture in the mouth (areas of slight flaking and wear)
    9 in. (23 cm.) long


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    An example with more defined markings is illustrated by Julia Poole, Italian maiolica and incised slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge, 1995), p. 473.

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    Provenance

    Sir Henry d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, Bt., DSO, MC, TD, Somerhill, Kent
    By descent to Lady d'Avigdor-Goldsmid and Mr and Mrs James Teacher, sale Sotheby's 24th June 1981, lot 468.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN