27 June 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
AN ITALIAN MAIOLICA MODEL OF A HOUND
20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BY BASSANO DEL'GRAPPA
Modelled seated on its haunches, its body constructed from vegetables, a squash forming its body, artichoke, aubergine and marrow forming the legs and a further squash forming the head, the tail and ears moulded from leaves, on an oval domed base painted with ornament
22½ in. (57 cm.) high
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This Italian maiolica hound is inspired by Guiseppe Arcimboldo, (1527-1593) an Italian Renaissance painter best known for creating imaginative portraits entirely from representations of fruit, vegetables, flowers and fish.
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