A collection of Italian salts, late 16th century and later
Lot 13
Three various Italian maiolica salts, late 16th and 17th century
£800 - 1,200
US$ 1,200 - 1,900

Lot Details
Three various Italian maiolica salts, late 16th and 17th century
Comprising a Southern Italian figural salt, probably Caltagirone, modelled as a lady standing holding a large oval salt supported on a scrollwork base, late 17th century, a Southern Italian six-sided salt raised on six supports, painted on the well with concentric yellow and blue bands under festoon border, 17th century, and a Patanazzi-style salt, early 17th century, decorated on the well with a rampant lion carrying a yellow ball, the sides with griffins and cherubs heads, the corners supported by four winged terms, 13.5cm, 17cm and 13.5cm high respectively (feet of Patanazzi-style salt missing, the neck of the figural salt restored) (3)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collection De Rijk, the Netherlands

    Literature:
    The large figural salt in this lot is published by W.P. Gerritsen, Het Zoutvat, alledaags en bijzonder (2004), cover image
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