2 June 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A COLLECTOR
A LE NOVE (PASQUALE ANTONIBON) FAIENCE TWO-HANDLED TRAY
The centre painted with an arrangement of fruit including cut peaches, pears and grapes supported on a bed of leaves and blue and yellow scrollwork, surrounded by six smaller groups of fruit and foliage, the shaped rim with an iron-red scroll border, the raised handles with trailing flowers (some minor wear to glaze)
19 1/8 in. (48.6 cm.) wide
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For a two-handled tray of the same form see Saul Levy, Maioliche Settecentesche Lombarde e Venete (Milan, 1962), pl. 315, and pl. 301 for a similarly decorated tureen and cover.
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