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A DERUTA MAIOLICA LARGE ROSEWATER BOTTLE
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A DERUTA MAIOLICA LARGE ROSEWATER BOTTLE

EARLY 16TH CENTURY

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A DERUTA MAIOLICA LARGE ROSEWATER BOTTLE
EARLY 16TH CENTURY
The body painted with a central label inscribed ·A·ROSATA· in blue, below a candeliere dolphins, flaming torches and scrolling foliage
16 3/8 in. (41.2 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, 5 July 2004, lot 225.

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Lot Essay


As this bottle was used for Rosewater, it is possible that it may have been used in a princely household rather than a pharmacy.

The present bottle is exceptional both for its size and the variety of the decorative elements. For an armorial bottle-vase of the same form with simpler a candeliere decoration, see Carmen Ravanelli Guidotti, La Donazione Angiolo Fanfani, ceramiche dal Medioevo al XX secolo, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Catalogue, Ravenna, 1990, p. 168, fig. 96e. For further information see www.christies.com.

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