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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 48

    AN ITALIAN MAIOLICA SHELL-SHAPED DISH

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ITALIAN MAIOLICA SHELL-SHAPED DISH
    17TH CENTURY
    The interior painted with the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, with Cupid riding in a chariot, holding scales in one hand and flailing the naked Adam and Eve with a palm frond in the other, Adam and Eve depicted again on the right by a tree, Adam with a blue robe, the upper part of the shell painted with a peacock, the underside with paw feet (one paw foot detached, one lacking, very slight chipping to rim)
    14 9/16 in. (37 cm.) wide (at widest point)


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    Provenance

    Sir Henry d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, Bt., DSO, MC, TD, Somerhill, Kent
    By descent to Lady d'Avigdor-Goldsmid and Mr and Mrs James Teacher, sale Sotheby's 24th June 1981, lot 431.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN