22 April 2008
A PAVIA BERETTINO-GROUND CIRCULAR PLATE
Applied with two petal-shaped egg-cups flanking a waisted pedestal-shaped salt, the centre painted with a landscape vignette with a building in an arched and canted shaped-rectangular white and blue line cartouche flanked by white strapwork enclosing blue and ochre diaper-pattern panels above pendant ochre drapery, within a white scrolled border highlighted with ochre leaves and blue scrolls (hairline crack from rim at 11 o'clock, minute fritting to rim)
9½ in. (24.2 cm.) diam.
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For a plate applied with damaged egg-cups, see Elena Pelizzoni, Marica Forni and Sergio Nepoti, La Maiolica di Pavia tra Seicento e Settecento Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Catalogue (Milan, 1997), p. 364, no. 85.
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