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Please note the description should read:
A pair of Italian maiolica armorial snake-handled vases
Estimate: 4.000-6.000 EUR
Until 1998 the vases were part of the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Dresden, inventory numbers 38556 and 39557. See K. Stöver, 'Grotesken auf Majoliken un Textilen der Dresdener Kunstgewerbemuseum', in: R.G. Richter (ed.), Götter, Helden un Grotesken, das Goldene Zeitalter der Majolika, 2006, pp.30-36, ill.13. Here noted as formerly dated to the second half 16th century, now reattributed by this author to Cantagalli, circa 1870.
Please note that the feet of both vases are repaired and consist of restuck fragments.
THE PROPERTY OF V. BARON VON FINCK, NOETHNITZ, DRESDEN