A rare Tuscan marbled flask, 17th century
Lot 1
A rare Tuscan marbled Costrel or flask, probably Pontorme or Pisa, circa 1600-80
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,100 - 4,700

Lot Details
A rare Tuscan marbled Costrel or flask, probably Pontorme or Pisa, circa 1600-80
Covered with an ochre and cream-coloured marbled glaze and applied with two mask loops on each side, 25.5cm high (minor rim chips)

Footnotes

  • Similar flasks and fragments are in the British Museum, published by Dora Thornton and Timothy Wilson, Italian Renaissance Ceramics (2009), vol. II, nos. 456-460. The authors note that such flasks may have been made specifically for export, probably as containers for a precious liquid (p. 681).
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