• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

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

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    AN URBINO MAIOLICA ISTORIATO PIATTO

    CIRCA 1540, POSSIBLY WORKSHOP OF FRANCESCO DURANTINO

    Price Realised  

    AN URBINO MAIOLICA ISTORIATO PIATTO
    CIRCA 1540, POSSIBLY WORKSHOP OF FRANCESCO DURANTINO
    Painted with the story of the Trojan Horse, the horse supported on a wheeled platform pulled by a group of soldiers towards the city of Troy, before buildings, trees and the distant sea, within a manganese line and ochre band rim, the reverse inscribed Litroiane Meneno el cauallo in troia del gual fo Lultima ruina (restoration to rim at 12 o'clock with associated hairline crack, between 2 and 3 o'clock and 7 and 10 o'clock, slight rim chipping)
    12½ in. (31.7 cm.) diam.


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    For a dish attributed to Francesco Durantino and decorated with a scene from the Punic Wars, see Timothy Wilson, Ceramic Art of the Italian Renaissance (London, 1987), p. 141, pl. 217.

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