3 December 2013,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,250
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
AN ITALIAN MAIOLICA DATED SYRUP-JAR
1667, PROBABLY DERUTA
Of baluster form with short tapering spout attached to the neck by a blue twisted support, named in manganese for A.EVFRASIE. on a label, above a cypher of a ladder surmounted by a cross within a laurel garland, against a ground of scrolling flowering foliage, swags of fruit and birds, dated 1667 beneath the loop handle
11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high
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