THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A DERUTA BLUE AND GOLD LUSTRED DISH, the centre painted with a winged mythical beast with the naked torso of a woman and the lower part of a hoofed monster with a divided tail, holding a bow and with a mother and child seated side-saddle on its back and reaching out to a naked youth standing on the beast's tail, within a border of radiating panels of scale-pattern and acanthus leaves (minute rim chips), circa 1525

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A DERUTA BLUE AND GOLD LUSTRED DISH, the centre painted with a winged mythical beast with the naked torso of a woman and the lower part of a hoofed monster with a divided tail, holding a bow and with a mother and child seated side-saddle on its back and reaching out to a naked youth standing on the beast's tail, within a border of radiating panels of scale-pattern and acanthus leaves (minute rim chips), circa 1525
43cm. diam.
Provenance
Dr. Alfred Pringsheim, sale Sotheby's, 7 June 1939, lot 27 (#82 to Drey)
Literature
Otto von Falke, Die Majolikasammlung Alfred Pringsheim, pl. 74, no. 136
Post lot text
END OF SALE

Lot Essay

Cf. Mario Bellini and Giovanni Conti, Maioliche Italiane del Rinascimento, p. 77 for a tondino with a variation of the same subject; see also Bernard Rackham, Italian Maiolica, pl. 76, no. 487 for a dish almost certainly by the same hand, with a sphinx and the Arms of Orsini (Salting bequest, C.2173- 1910) and two other dishes illustrated Dr. J. Chompret, Répertoire de la Majolique Italienne, Figs. 242 & 243
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