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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 49

    AN ITALIAN CIRCULAR TAZZA

    SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY, ALMOST CERTAINLY DERUTA

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN CIRCULAR TAZZA
    SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY, ALMOST CERTAINLY DERUTA
    Painted in shades of ochre and pale-blue, the centre with flowers, foliage and stems sprouting from the border, with birds perched on the stems and with a hound and a hare before buildings below, within a continuous garland between ochre double concentric line borders, on a short shallow domed foot (section of foot broken and restuck with associated losses, large footrim chip)
    10 in. (25.5 cm.) diam.


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    For similar examples attributed to Deruta, in the Museo Comunale delle Ceramiche, Deruta, see Giulio Busti et al., Deruta, l'art de la céramique Exhibition Catalogue (1987), p. 76, nos. 71 and 72. A similar pattern was also used in Liguria, see Julia Poole, Italian maiolica and incised slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge, 1995), p. 478.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLE FAMILY