20 - 21 January 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF DR. AND MRS. LESLIE DORNFELD
SIXTEEN ITALIAN MAIOLICA TILE FRAGMENTS
IN THE CASTELLI RENAISSANCE STYLE
Some possibly from the Mengaroni Workshop, each painted in high fired colors on a tin-glazed ground with a portrait within a variant border, some named; together with an Italian custom-made plexiglass coffee table fitted to accomodate the ten vertical tiles ratiating around the circumference, the table 48in. (122cm.) diameter and with an added base converting it from a coffee-table to a dining table.
11 5/8 s 6 1/8 in. (29.5 x 15.5 cm.), average size of the tiles (17)
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See Le Maioliche Cinquecentesche di Castelli, Una Grande Stagione Artistica Ritrovata, Catalogo I for a detailed discussion of these tiles, their rediscovery and classification, and the workshops at Castelli that produced them.
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