22 April 2008
TWO CASTELLI SMALL PLATES
The first probably painted by Nicola Cappelletti, with figures before ruined columns in an estuary flanked by trees and mountains in the distance, the second, from the Grue workshop, with two bathers beside a river with a horse and cattle with a water mill in the distance, ochre line rims (the first with two minute rim flakes, the second with slight chipping to rim)
7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) and 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. (2)
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For the first, see Vincenzo de Pompeis et.al., maioliche di Castelli nella Collezione Acerbo in Loreto Aprutino, Pescara (Pescara, 2001), nos. OA126, OA129 and OA134-141 for a series of related small plates.
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