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A Sicilian globular albarello
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A Sicilian globular albarello

17TH CENTURY

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A Sicilian globular albarello
17TH CENTURY
Painted on one side with a circular ochre, blue and white scrolling strapwork escutcheon enclosing a crenelated tower, the lower part of the escutcheon with a scrolling label inscribed in blue with SEBASTIANO MASTROHIENI, against a blue ground with sgraffito scrolls and large yellow, green and blue thistles at the sides, reserved on the other side with a large circular scalloped medallion with a portrait of a moustachioed man, slightly turned to the right (broken through into two sections and restuck, with two associated cracks, chipping and flaking to footrim and flaking to upper rim)
11½ in. (29.3 cm.) high
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis

Lot Essay

For another example with a similar inscription, see G. Donatone, Ceramica Antica di Calabria, pl. 18 where it is suggested that it was made for the leading Gerace pharmacist who was active until the mid-17th century.
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