• 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 11

    A TRAPANI MAIOLICA ARMORIAL ALBARELLO

    LATE 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A TRAPANI MAIOLICA ARMORIAL ALBARELLO
    LATE 16TH CENTURY
    Of waisted cylindrical form, painted with a coat-of-arms of an extended arm holding three flowers within a scrolling escutcheon above a blank rectangular label, the blue-ground reverse reserved with scrolling ochre-lined ribbons issuing berries, within blue band rims (hairline cracks to upper rim, minor flaking to glaze, overall glaze crazing)
    11 in. (28 cm.) high


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    See the pair of similarly decorated armorial albarelli illustrated by Mario Bellini and Giovanni Conti, Maioliche Italiane del Rinascimento (Milan, 1964), p. 173, fig. D.

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