An interesting Italian porcelain écuelle, cover and stand circa 1780-85

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Lot 161
An interesting Italian porcelain écuelle, cover and stand
circa 1780-85

Sold for £ 12,000 (US$ 14,897) inc. premium
An interesting Italian porcelain écuelle, cover and stand
circa 1780-85
attributed to Le Nove di Bassano, the painting probably by Giovanni Marcon, of lobed, circular form with lively scrollwork handles and finial, the ground crisply modelled with rococo and floral ornament reserving four arabesque-shaped panels on each piece, the panels painted alternately in bright colours and in puce monochrome, the subjects including a variety of classical figures, Turkish merchants and equestrian battle scenes, the panels and rims edged in gold, the stand 22cm diam, incised mark 'No' on the écuelle and on the stand (stand broken in half and restuck, minor rim chips to bowl) (3)

Footnotes

  • A Le Nove ecuelle signed by Marcon in the Museo Civico in Bassano is painted in a related style with mixtures of Turkish and rustic figures, see Arthur Lane, Italian Porcelain, fig. 32 and p. 23 where the work of this artist is discussed.
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