Blue and white tin glazed circular stand
Lot 16
A Portuguese faience stand, 17th century
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,564) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Portuguese faience stand, 17th century
Circular with a flaring upright rim and a sectioned ridge in the centre of the stand, possibly for holding a ewer, painted in blue outlined in manganese, the centre with a Chinoiserie figure in a European landscape, a windmill and church in the background, the wide band under the rim decorated with fantastical birds alternating with renaissance buildings and shrubbery, 28cm diam (typical rim chips, one haircrack)

Footnotes

  • The shape of this stand with its raised rim can be found on another dish, albeit with a different decoration, in Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon (Portugese Faience Guide), p. 49, similar decoration of birds can be found on a plate in the same publication, p. 127, inv.nr 311 Cer.
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