Lot 303
  • 303

A Deruta maiolica spouted jar, circa 1510-1530

30,000 - 50,000 GBP
30,000 GBP
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the ovoid body with broad strap handle and short spout, decorated below the spout with an armorial shield of addorsed stylised  horses against a floral ground within a boldly-painted ribboned laurel wreath, 30cm.


Damiron Collection, Lyon, with paper label

Catalogue Note

The bold laurel wreath on this jar is an early, Gothic use of a design which was later to be a commonly-used motif  found, in more restrained style, on mid-century Deruta maiolica. 

A similarly brilliant wreath is found on the celebrated Jug with the arms of the Piccolmini family, sold in these rooms 10th May 1962, lot 10  Another similar wreath, in conjunction with a very similar formal floral ground, is found on a two-handled albarello of typical Deruta form sold at Christie's, 2nd October 1989, lot 54.

The arms are probably those of Tricino, of Piedmont.