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A GUBBIO DATED LUSTRED DISH
A GUBBIO DATED LUSTRED DISH
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A GUBBIO DATED LUSTRED DISH

1537, INSCRIBED MO GO FOR WORKSHOP OF MAESTRO GIORGIO ANDREOLI

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A GUBBIO DATED LUSTRED DISH
1537, INSCRIBED Mo Go FOR WORKSHOP OF MAESTRO GIORGIO ANDREOLI
With a shallow well and on a very low slender foot, painted in green and a thin pale-blue and enriched in gold and ruby lustre, the centre with a quartered coat of arms flanked by a fluttering ribbon, within a blue-edged white circle and a broad band of gold lustre at the well, the border with crossed quivers flanked by fruiting husks divided by two panels with palmettes, within a gold lustre band rim, the reverse inscribed 1537 Mo Go in the centre, the border with three clusters of ruby and gold lustre foliage (restored chips to rim and footrim, glaze flaking to rim of well, minor small glaze flake to arms)
8 7/8 in. (22.7 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Lord and Lady Swaythling Collection; sale Christie's, Geneva, 22nd April 1970, lot 190.
With Cyril Humphris, London.
Arthur M. Sackler Collection; sale Christie's, New York, 1st June 1994, lot 21.
With Lukacs-Donath, Rome (label attached to reverse).
Literature
Ettore A. Sannipoli et al., La Via Della Ceramica Tra Umbria e Marche, Maioliche Rinascimentali da Collezioni Private, Gubbio, Exhibition Catalogue, Città di Castello, 2010, pp. 136-137.
Exhibited
Gubbio, Palazzo Ducale, La Via della Ceramica tra Umbria e Marche, June 2010 - January 2011, no. 2·14.

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Reverse with red inventory number 78·2·7

The coat of arms appears to be related to a branch of the Chigi family.
For a dish in the Musée du Louvre with a related border, with white spaces left between the decoration, see Jeanne Giacomotti, Catalogue des majoliques des musées nationaux, Paris, 1974, pp. 214-215, no. 690, and another in New York is illustrated by Jörg Rasmussen, Robert Lehman Collection X Italian Majolica, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1989, pp. 218, no. 136.

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