18th century Sicilian majolica wine jar in form of an owl   bronze tap, some damage to rim
Lot 18
A large and rare Caltagirone maiolica owl-shaped cistern and cover dated 1742
£8,000 - 12,000
US$ 13,000 - 20,000
Auction Details
18th century Sicilian majolica wine jar in form of an owl   bronze tap, some damage to rim
Lot Details
A large and rare Caltagirone maiolica owl-shaped cistern and cover
dated 1742
The feathers painted in yellow, green, manganese and blue, the details of the face in manganese and yellow, dated in manganese on the reverse, with a metal spigot at the base, 56.5cm high (restoration to neck, typical minor losses to glaze) (3)

Footnotes

  • Several similar owl-shaped vessels and covers in Maltese collections, including two slightly different models of approximately the same size and with the same date, illustrated by LarinĂ  2001, nos. 85-90.
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