A Faenza crespina, circa 1560
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
bidding is closed
- 26cm, 10 1/4 in diameter
the boss with a winged putto kneeling with a overturned vase of flowers, the rim with panels of stylised foliage on alternating blue and ochre washed ground, the reverse moulded with grotesques masks picked out in blue alternating with ochre lines (broken and restuck)
A crespina with similar decoration and quality is illustrated by C. Ravanelli-Guidotti, Bianco di Faenza, fig. 2a-b, p. 80.