22 April 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A SOUTH ITALIAN LARGE ALBARELLO
CIRCA 1720-50, NAPLES OR CASTELLI
Of broad slightly waisted cylindrical form, the front painted with Moses with the Ten Commandment Tablets, within an ochre and blue band rectangular border, named below for SYR: D: AVG · SVESS: (star-crack to base extending to lower-part of body at back, associated restoration, restoration to rims and re-touching to blue enamel on named panel)
9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) high
Sir Henry d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, Bt., DSO, MC, TD, Somerhill, Kent
By descent to Lady d'Avigdor-Goldsmid and Mr and Mrs James Teacher, sale Sotheby's 24th June 1981, lot 432.
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An example of similar form and type is illustrated by Rudolf Drey, Apothecary Jars (London, 1978), p. 79, pl. 35D.
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