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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 213

    AN IZNIK-STYLE POTTERY COFFEE POT

    ULISSE CANTAGALLI, FLORENCE, ITALY, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    AN IZNIK-STYLE POTTERY COFFEE POT
    ULISSE CANTAGALLI, FLORENCE, ITALY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The polychrome painted decoration red tulips and blue irises below Charles Maurice de Talleyrand's popular maxim on coffee, the flat lid with geometric forms
    7 1/8in. (18cm.) high


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    Talleyrand's maxim on coffee reads as follow :Noir comme le diable, chaud comme l'enfer, pur comme un ange, doux comme l'amour (Dark as the devil, hot as Hell, pure as an angel and sweet as love).

    A coffee pot bearing the same verse and attributed to Florence, Italy and dated circa 1880, albeit of slightly different form is illustrated in S. Vernoit, The Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, Occidentalism, London, 1997, vol. 23, cat. 166, p. 213-13.