• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 451

    TWO PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE FAIENCE TROMPE L'OEIL CIRCULAR DISHES

    CIRCA 1860-85, BOTH WITH AN IMPRESSED OVAL MARK FOR JOSÉ A. CUNHA, CALDAS, RAINHA AND WITH INCISED INDISTINCT SCRIPT INITIALS

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    TWO PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE FAIENCE TROMPE L'OEIL CIRCULAR DISHES
    CIRCA 1860-85, BOTH WITH AN IMPRESSED OVAL MARK FOR JOSÉ A. CUNHA, CALDAS, RAINHA AND WITH INCISED INDISTINCT SCRIPT INITIALS
    Each modeled and applied with a large snake and lizard in combat, surrounded by insects on a mossy frit ground, one with an additional central lizard and an alligator at the periphery, the other with the lizard emerging from a burrow
    11½ in. (29.1 cm.) diameter, the larger (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SOUTH FLORIDA COLLECTOR