A good Venetian enamelled tazza early 16th century

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Lot 11
A good Venetian enamelled tazza
early 16th century

Sold for £ 28,800 (US$ 35,798) inc. premium
A good Venetian enamelled tazza
early 16th century
The shallow honeycomb-moulded tray painted with a central medallion enclosing a centaur-like beast striding beside stylised flowers, over a spreading foot with folded rim, traces of gilt bands to both tray and foot rims, 21.7cm diam by 4.5cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Private Collection, Palermo, formerly in the Vincenzo Florio Collection, Palermo, sold Antonio Sarno, Palermo, 22 November 1934, lot 713. For the type, see Hugh Tait, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass (1979), p 33, figs, no 14. Another rare example with this moulded decoration, in the Toledo Museum of Art, bears the arms of Louis XII of France, dated 1499-1514 (see the catalogue, Art in Glass 1969, p 47)
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