18 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
TWO LAMBETH LUNARDI BALLOONING DISHES
Each similarly decorated with a balloon and gondola in flight above trees, buildings and terraces, within concentric circles, the border with pendant swags of cross and dot pattern below sprigs and feuilles-de-choux, the first in a palette of blue, green, manganese and yellow, the second in a more limited palette of blue, green and manganese (chipping and flaking to rims)
The largest 13¾ in. (35 cm.) diam. (2)
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See Leslie B. Grigsby, English Slip-Decorated Earthenware at Williamsburg, Catalogue (Williamsburg, 1993), Vol. 2, pp. 130-1, cat. no. D95 for a related example and a discussion of Vincenzo Lunardi's first flight.
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