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A pair of Castelli maiolica framed rectangular plaques
probably Gentili workshop, mid 18th century
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
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A pair of Castelli maiolica framed rectangular plaques
probably Gentili workshop, mid 18th century
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of Castelli maiolica framed rectangular plaques
probably Gentili workshop, mid 18th century
painted with scenes depicting the Hesperides offering the first lemons to the god of Lake Garda, and classical maidens attended by putti drawing water from a stream, each in a giltwood frame with foliate border
24.2cm., 9 1/2 in. by 29.8cm., 11 3/4 in. including frame; 20cm., 8 7/8 in. by 25.5cm., 10in. excluding frame
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Catalogue Note

A circular plaque painted with the same scene of the Hesperides offering the first lemons to the god of Lake Garda, and attributed to the Gentili workshop, is illustrated by Luciana Arnace, Maioliche di Castelli La Raccolta Acerbo, no.158. The scene is derived from an engraving by Cornelius Bloemaert after Poussin, published in 1646 in Horti Hesperides, a treatise on the cultivation of lemons by Padre Ferrari.

Fine British and European Ceramics & Glass

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