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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 14

    AN URBINO MAIOLICA PEWTER-MOUNTED OVIFORM JUG AND COVER

    CIRCA 1550, PROBABLY FONTANA WORKSHOP

    Price Realised  

    AN URBINO MAIOLICA PEWTER-MOUNTED OVIFORM JUG AND COVER
    CIRCA 1550, PROBABLY FONTANA WORKSHOP
    With a pinched spout, painted with a woman kneeling woman in prayer by a chalice on an altar, before a continuous wooded landscape, the domed cover attached to the handle with a hinged petwer mount (damages and restoration)
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high overall


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    For a similar jug attributed to the Fontana workshop in the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Brunswick, see Johanna Lessmann, Italienische Maiolika (Brunswick, 1979), p. 202, cat. 192.

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    Exhibited

    Distressed printed exhibition label attached to underside printed for Ständige Auss.. für Kunst un Kunstgewerbe, no. 101.