22 April 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLE FAMILY
A PAVIA PLATE
CIRCA 1700, MANGANESE AF MONOGRAM BELOW A CROWN, MALTESE CROSS AND CROSSED PALMS
Painted with a figure standing beside blocks of stone below a monumental stone arch with buildings in the mountainous landscape beyond, within a manganese band rim, the reverse with manganese foliate motifs (restored section, branching crack and extensive glaze loss to rim)
10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) diam.
Anon., sale Sotheby's, London, 23rd June 1992, lot 95.
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A plate decorated with a monumental stone arch is illustrated by Elena Pelizzoni, Marica Forni and Sergio Nepoti, La Maiolica di Pavia tra Seicento e Settecento Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Catalogue (Milan, 1997), p. 227.
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