2 June 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A COLLECTOR
A CASTELLI MAIOLICA SMALL PLATE
CIRCA 1730, PROBABLY GRUE WORKSHOP
Painted with the Creation of the Garden of Eden, God appearing through clouds above a wooded river landscape with birds, deer, a rabbit, a lion and an unicorn, within a broad border of scrolling green, yellow and blue acanthus reserved on a pale-blue ground, within brown-line ochre bands (small areas of rim chipping around 9 o'clock, slight surface scratching)
7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) diam.
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