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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 16

    TWO LAMBETH LUNARDI BALLOONING DISHES

    CIRCA 1785

    Price Realised  

    TWO LAMBETH LUNARDI BALLOONING DISHES
    CIRCA 1785
    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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