• The Sunday Sale - The Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 5934

    The Sunday Sale - The Collection of the Late Christopher Wood

    8 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 62

    A WILLIAM DE MORGAN LUSTRE DECORATED EARTHENWARE PLATE

    DESIGNED BY A. FARINI, LONDON, 1891

    Price Realised  

    A WILLIAM DE MORGAN LUSTRE DECORATED EARTHENWARE PLATE
    DESIGNED BY A. FARINI, LONDON, 1891
    Decorated with an amorial surrounded by foliate motifs, impressed manufacturer's mark with painted 'Fatto in Fabbrica W. De Morgan & Co. London 1891', and an 'F' monogram within a Star of David
    9½ in. (24 cm.) diameter


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    Farini is probably best known for his association with the seminal studio potter William De Morgan. For a dish in the Victoria & Albert Museum made for De Morgan in 1890 and painted by Farini (also signed with his monogram within a Star of David), see William Gaunt and M.D.E. Clayton-Stamm, William De Morgan (London, 1971), p. 126, pls. 120-1.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage