30 - 31 May 2012
A VENICE (COZZI) TEABOWL AND SAUCER
CIRCA 1770-80, RED ANCHOR MARKS
Each painted with vignettes of Chinese boys standing on a grassy terrace with flowering plants, and with scattered insects, the saucer with a gilt line and dentil border to the rim, the saucer with gilt line rim (crack to teabowl, three small chips to footrim of saucer)
Anonymous sale; Semenzato, Rome, 12 December 1993, lot 125.
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For a teabowl and saucer with similar decoration see Saul Levy, Le Porcellane Italiane, Vol. I, Milan, 1960, pl. 37 and Francesco Stazzi, Le Porcellane Veneziane di Geminiano e Vincenzo Cozzi, Venice, 1982, p. 209, col. pl. XXIV.
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