A Montelupo maiolica wet drug jar, 16th century, foot restuck
Lot 7
A Montelupo maiolica wet drug jar Circa 1590.
Sold for £2,040 (US$ 3,425) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Montelupo maiolica wet drug jar, 16th century, foot restuck
Lot Details
A Montelupo maiolica wet drug jar
Circa 1590.
With a satyr's mask below the spout, the handle with another grotesque mask and a scroll at each terminal, decorated with two bands of formal foliate scrollwork and festoons alternating with cherubs heads, a bishops mitre below the spout, an orb below the handle, 27cm high, (the foot re-stuck, some typical chips to spout and terminals of handle)

Footnotes

  • A highly comparable example (apparently without the bishops mitre) is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, illustrated in Rackham 1940, catalogue number 953. Another from the collection of Salomon de Rothschild is in the Musée du Louvre, see Giacomotti 1974, p.436 cat.no. 1304.
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