• 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 3

    AN URBINO MAIOLICA ISTORIATO DISH

    CIRCA 1560, POSSIBLY FONTANA WORKSHOP

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    AN URBINO MAIOLICA ISTORIATO DISH
    CIRCA 1560, POSSIBLY FONTANA WORKSHOP
    Painted with Caesar seated before canopied tents receiving tributes from soldiers, in a wooded river landscape with hilltop villages in the distance, within a manganese line and ochre band rim, the reverse inscribed il tributo et Cesare: in blue script (restored section to rim between 12 and 2 o'clock and 5 and 8 o'clock with associated areas of retouching, restored rim chip at 10 o'clock, slight rim chipping)
    10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) diam.


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