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An Urbino istoriato pilgrim-flask and cover
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An Urbino istoriato pilgrim-flask and cover

CIRCA 1550

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An Urbino istoriato pilgrim-flask and cover
Circa 1550
Of conventional form with horned long-eared lion's mask handles, painted with the myth of Apollo and Daphne, one side with the God pursuing the hapless Daphne through an extensive, mountainous, wooded landscape with Cupid in clouds above, the reverse with Apollo reaching for Daphne as she turns into a tree, Daphne's father, a river God, with an upturned jar of water at her feet, on a pierced oval foot, the screw cover with a double-knopped finial (some minor chipping to cover and handles, slight rim chip, extended crack to the left and beneath the right-hand handle above the oval foot of the first-described side, restoration to rim of foot, finial restuck)
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Sir Otto Beit, thence by descent to the present owners.
Literature
A. Van den Put and Bernard Rackham, op. cit., (1916), no. 868.
Exhibited
Formerly on loan to the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.
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