• 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 6

    AN URBINO OR LYON MAIOLICA ISTORIATO DISH

    EARLY 17TH CENTURY, PERHAPS PATANAZZI WORKSHOP

    Price Realised  

    AN URBINO OR LYON MAIOLICA ISTORIATO DISH
    EARLY 17TH CENTURY, PERHAPS PATANAZZI WORKSHOP
    Painted with a biblical scene with a King seated on an elaborately scrolled throne flanked by figures and canopied tents, within a manganese line and ochre band rim, the reverse inscribed EXODE·XV·/·III· in dark blue (hairline crack from rim at 10 o'clock, the footrim slightly ground)
    10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam.


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    The similarity between Patanazzi workshop pieces with those made in Lyon is striking, and some pieces which were previously attributed to Lyon are now currently thought to have been executed in the Patanazzi workshop in Urbino from French prints by Bernard Salomon.

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