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Lot 8
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Workshop of Giovanni della Robbia (1469-1529), Italian, Florence, early 16th century

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Sold
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Description

  • Relief Roundel with the Bust of Menander
  • glazed and polychromed terracotta

  • Workshop of Giovanni della Robbia (1469-1529), Italian, Florence, early 16th century
with two white labels inscribed in pen: 37

Catalogue Note

The portrait in the present roundel compares closely with another in the Victoria and Albert Museum (inv. no. 371-1864) attributed to Giovanni della Robbia and believed to represent the ancient Greek poet, Menander. The present bust differs slightly from the V&A example in its more fully draped chest.

The present lot is offered with a thermoluminescence analysis report from Oxford Authentication Ltd dated 26 January 2012 stating that the sample (No:112a23) was last fired between 300 and 600 years ago, i.e. between 1412 and 1712 AD.

RELATED LITERATURE
J. Pope-Hennessy, Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 1964), no. 236, p. 236
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