London, South Kensington
26 June 2007
AN 18TH CENTURY PORTUGESE COLONIAL (BRAZILIAN) TAZZA, FRUTEIRO,
MARK OF AF? (third initial indistinct), PROBABLY BAHIA, CIRCA 1725,
With gadroon borders, plain centre, the detachable pedestal foot with fluted knop & acanthus leaf chasing, 13 in. diameter (33 cm.), 6½ in. high (16.5 cm.), 42 oz.
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A very similar Portugese example from Oporto, c.1700, is illustrated in "Ourivesaria Portuguesa nas colleccoes particulares", - Santos & Quilhó, Ill.176, p.141.
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