22 April 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A CASTELLI SMALL PLATE
CIRCA 1740, GRUE WORKSHOP
Probably painted by Aurelio Grue, with a pastoral scene with a milkmaid milking a cow, another sweeping, a shepherd with goats nearby, before an open barn door with a cart inside (broken through and repaired)
8 in. (20.2 cm.) diam.
Sir Henry d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, Bt., DSO, MC, TD, Somerhill, Kent
By descent to Lady d'Avigdor-Goldsmid and Mr and Mrs James Teacher, sale Sotheby's 24th June 1981, lot 454.
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See Vincenzo de Pompeis et.al., maioliche di Castelli nella Collezione Acerbo in Loreto Aprutino, Pescara (Pescara, 2001), no. OA-522 for a rectangular plaque from the same print source.
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