9 November 2006
A CALABRIAN (GERACE) MAIOLICA DOUBLE-PORTRAIT VASE (VASO A PALLA)
FIRST HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY, WORKSHOP OF GIACOMO CEFALI, UNDERSIDE WITH GOTHIC SCRIPT .S. (?)
One side painted with a portrait of a lady looking to the right, within a robbiana, against a blue ground with scrolling foliage, flowers and fruit, the reverse reserved with a scalloped medallion of a gentleman in profile, the shoulder with a band of leaves between concentric circles, minor chipping to rim
11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high
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For related vases see Guido Donatone, Ceramica Antica di Calabria, 1983, pp. 8-12 and 18.
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