26 January 2015
A RARE PAIR OF EUROPEAN SUBJECT BASKETS
Each enameled after Albani's Four Elements with a scene allegorical of Earth showing goddesses emblematic of the four seasons riding in a dog-drawn chariot
9 in. (23 cm.) wide
Acquired from A.R. Thomas, New York, in 1981.
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This decoration is based upon paintings commissioned by Cardinal Maurice of Savoy (later King of Sardinia) from Francesco Albani (1578-1669), now in the Turin Museum. See Hervouët and Bruneau, op. cit., p. 318.
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