A 'VENETIAN' ENAMELLED BLUE STANDING BOWL
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A 'VENETIAN' ENAMELLED BLUE STANDING BOWL

19TH CENTURY

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A 'VENETIAN' ENAMELLED BLUE STANDING BOWL
19th Century
Of dark tint, the bowl with everted folded rim and enamelled in predominent shades of blue, green and grey and enriched in gilding with a continuous festive processional scene including a king reclining on a cart drawn by two equestrian figures blowing trumpets and surrounded by courtiers, and with a multitude of figures at various pursuits including playing a mandolin and carrying a sacrificial animal, on a grassy sward and beneath a gilt border with incised lines, on a high conical spreading foot with folded rim, (gilding rubbed)
7¾ in. (19.5 cm.) diam.
Provenance
As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. nos. P.48 and E.de R.302.
Literature
G. Mariacher, Vetri Italiani del Rinascimento, Milan, 1963, p. 56.
Exhibited
(Probably) Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie, Les Chefs-d'oeuvre des Collections françaises retrouvés en Allemagne par la Commission de Récupération artistique et les Services alliés, 1946, no. 190, description by C. Dreyfus.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.

Lot Essay

For a goblet decorated with a somewhat similar processional scene ascribed to the last quarter of the 15th Century in the Museo Nazionale, Firenze, see A. Gasparetto, Il vetro di Murano, Venice, 1958, pl. 22 (right), and for the form see pl. 21 illustrating the celebrated 'Barovier' bowl in the Museo Vetrario, Murano.

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