17 November 2009,
Price realised GBP 17,500
GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000
AN URBINO MAIOLICA ISTORIATO PIATTO
CIRCA 1540, POSSIBLY WORKSHOP OF FRANCESCO DURANTINO
Painted with the story of the Trojan Horse, the horse supported on a wheeled platform pulled by a group of soldiers towards the city of Troy, before buildings, trees and the distant sea, within a manganese line and ochre band rim, the reverse inscribed Litroiane Meneno el cauallo in troia del gual fo Lultima ruina (restoration to rim at 12 o'clock with associated hairline crack, between 2 and 3 o'clock and 7 and 10 o'clock, slight rim chipping)
12½ in. (31.7 cm.) diam.
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For a dish attributed to Francesco Durantino and decorated with a scene from the Punic Wars, see Timothy Wilson, Ceramic Art of the Italian Renaissance (London, 1987), p. 141, pl. 217.
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