22 April 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A DERUTA TAZZA
Painted with a central medallion of Cupid holding a shield and spear, within a yellow and ochre ropetwist roundel, the a quartieri and grotteschi border with further shaped circular compartments enclosing fabulous winged female harpies, within a ropetwist rim (chipping to rims)
10 3/8 in. (25.9 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 485.
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Similar examples in the Victoria and Albert Museum are illustrated by Bernard Rackham, Catalogue of Italian Maiolica (London, 1940), Vol. II, pls. 168 and 169, nos. 1054 and 1057.
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