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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    AN URBINO DATED ISTORIATO PLATE

    1545, POSSIBLY WORKSHOP OF GUIDO DURANTINO

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    AN URBINO DATED ISTORIATO PLATE
    1545, POSSIBLY WORKSHOP OF GUIDO DURANTINO
    Painted with the transformation of Proserpine's attendants into Sirens, with two figures jumping from a wooded cliff on the left, the sea below strewn with women in the water by two Sirens, two dolphins and a shell, a city in the distance at the foot of mountains, within an ochre band rim, the reverse inscribed and dated fierse sirene le donne gientile · 1545 · (one side broken through and repaired, small repaired rim chip)
    10 1/8 in. (26.5 cm.) diam.


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    A dish with a related scene of Proserpine's attendants turning into sirens, with similar trees around the coastline, is illustrated by Carola Fiocco et al., Majoliques Italiennes du Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Lyon, Collection Gillet (Dijon, 2001), pp. 243-244, no. 162.

    The underside of this plate is illustrated at the end of the catalogue.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN