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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 18

    A VENICE OVIFORM JAR

    CIRCA 1550-70

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VENICE OVIFORM JAR
    CIRCA 1550-70
    Decorated a frutti with a broad band of coloured fruit and scrolling foliage between horizontal green and blue bands and blue hatching (broken through and repaired, small rim chip)
    8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high


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    A jar of related design is illustrated by Rudolf Drey, Apothecary Jars (London, 1978), p. 63, no. 24a. A jar of slightly different type with the inclusion of a bird in the decoration is discussed and illustrated by Julia Poole, Italian maiolica and incised slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge, 1995), p. 413, no. 444.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN