8 July 2002
A Venice small tazza
Painted in the workshop of Maestro Domenico with Danae about to receive the golden shower and reclining beneath a blue and orange canopy, Cupid with a bow to the right, within a yellow line rim (two rim chips near 12 o'clock and several smaller rim chips, two small star-cracks to underside)
8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) diam.
Sir Otto Beit.
Mrs. A. Bull, sale Christie's London, 24 October 1946, lot 15 (unsold at 5 gns), and thence by descent to the present owners.
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A. Van den Put and Bernard Rackham, op. cit., (1916), no. 860.
Formerly on loan to the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.
Cf. Angelica Alvera' Bartolotto, Maiolica a Venetia nel Rinascimento, pl. 38.
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