2 November 2005
This lot is offered without a reserve
A Pesaro maiolica armorial jug
1810-1816, CC MARKS PROBABLY FOR CASALI E CALLEGARI WORKSHOP
Of single-handled globular form, decorated in yellow, ochre, blue and dark manganese-red, depicting to the front a bicephalous eagle with a stylised coat-of-arms, the pedestal base enhanced with rings, the flaring rim forming a spout and enhanced en suite (hairline cracks)
17.5 cm. high
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This kind of jars was produced for the export. See C. Giardini, Pesaro, Museo delle Ceramiche, Bologna, 1996, p.162, ill. 557 and p. 141, ill. 463 for similar objects.
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