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A DERUTA GOLD-LUSTRE 'BELLA DONNA' CHARGER
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A DERUTA GOLD-LUSTRE 'BELLA DONNA' CHARGER

1530

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A DERUTA GOLD-LUSTRE 'BELLA DONNA' CHARGER
1530
Painted in blue and enriched in gold lustre with a bust-length portrait of a young woman flanked by starbursts, the well with a band of scale-pattern, the border decorated with foliate panels and panels of scale ornament, small retouched glaze flakes at well and small retouched flake to her chest, flake to one starburst, minor stained crazing and scratching
16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Sir Francis Cook, Bart.
Humphrey W. Cook, Christie's sale; 7 July 1925, lot 11.
Ferdinand Adda Collection; sale Palais Galliera, Paris (sold anonymously as a 'Collection d'un grand amateur'), 29 November - 30 December 1965, lot 525.
Literature
Bernard Rackham, Islamic Pottery and Italian Maiolica, London, 1959, p. 152, no. 353.
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Lot Essay

The use of star ornament around the portrait is a particularly unusual feature. For dish with an almost identical portrait see Jeanne Giacomotti, Catalogue des majoliques des musées nationaux, Paris, 1974, p. 180, no. 588.

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