22 April 2008
A PALERMO OVIFORM JAR
CIRCA 1600-10, POSSIBLY MAESTRO CONO LAZZARO
Painted with St. Mark, seated at a plinth with a book open before him, a lion at his side, within a gadrooned cartouche on a blue ground with sgraffito ornament, decorated a trofei, between bands of scrolling leaves, the tapering neck with foliage, the lower part with a band of stiff leaves above a band of vitruvian scrolls (minor chipping to rim and footrim, minor crack to footrim, minor glaze blemishes)
14 in. (35.6 cm.) high
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See Antonio Ragona, La maiolica siciliana (Palermo, 1986), p. 73, pls. 34 and 35 for a related jar dated 1607.
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