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Lot 304
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A rare Florentine maiolica armorial drug jar, late 15th/early 16th century

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
Sold
13,750 GBP
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Description

  • ceramic
the ovoid body with short flared neck and double rope-twist handles, painted on a testa di cavallo shield with the arms of the Ridolfi family of Florence, within a laurel wreath reserved against a ground of peacock feathers in ochre, manganese, green and blue, marked TB below one handle ( some restoration)

Provenance

From the Sir Edgar Speyer Collection
From the Bak collection, sold Sotheby's London, 7th December 1965, lot 51
Sold Sotheby's London, 11th April 1978, lot 103

Literature

Illustrated by Cora, Storia della maiolica di Firenze e del contado, pl.220a; and for the mark see pl.338,M35
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