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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 6

    AN ITALIAN MAIOLICA ARMORIAL TWO-HANDLED VASE

    CIRCA 1520-30, PROBABLY DERUTA

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    AN ITALIAN MAIOLICA ARMORIAL TWO-HANDLED VASE
    CIRCA 1520-30, PROBABLY DERUTA
    Of compressed globular form with an everted rim and loop handles, painted on both sides with a coat of arms within a masked yellow escutcheon surmounted by a winged head of a boy, against a ground of scrolling bianco-sopra-bianco foliage (chipping to rim and to one shield, concentric hairline crack across part of body, some minor glaze chipping)
    9½ in. (24 cm.) high


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    Several pieces with the same arms, the identity of which is currently unknown, have survived and are presumably from the same service. A ewer of similar form to this vase was formerly in the von Pannwitz Collection, Munich, sale Helbing, 24 and 25 October 1905, lot 261. A globular jug with the intials S F and the date 1559 is illustrated by Carola Ficco and Gabriella Gheradi, Ceramiche Umbre dal Medioevo allo Storicismo Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza Exhibition Catalogue (Faenza, 1988), Vol. I, cat. no. 210. A dish from the same service in the Wallace Collection, London is illustrated by A.V.B. Normam, Wallace Collection Catalogue of Ceramics I, Pottery, Maiolica, Faience, Stoneware (London, 1976), p. 86, cat. no. C34.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the coat of arms depicted on this lot has been identified as that of the Tolomei family of Siena.


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