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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 22

    A VENICE VASO A PALLA

    CIRCA 1560, WORKSHOP OF MAESTRO DOMENICO DA VENEZIA

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    A VENICE VASO A PALLA
    CIRCA 1560, WORKSHOP OF MAESTRO DOMENICO DA VENEZIA
    Painted with a portrait of a bearded man in a plumed helmet, the reverse with a lady half-turned to the left wearing a blue earring, each within elaborate blue, yellow and green strapwork cartouches, on a blue ground with scrolling foliage between yellow borders (some very minor flaking to foot)
    12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high


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    For a discussion of the work of Domenico (or Domenego) da Venezia and a similar jar, see Julia E. Poole, Italian maiolica and incised slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge (Cambridge, 1995), pp. 414-415, no. 445. See also Wendy M. Watson, Italian Renaissance Maiolica from the William A. Clark Collection, pp. 172-3, no. 69. Similar examples were sold in these Rooms on 3rd October 1988, lots 46 and 47, on 6th March 1995, lot 59 and on 6th December 2004, lot 335.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN