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A two-handle vase, probably Deruta, late 15th century

12,000 - 18,000 GBP
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  • pottery
  • 28cm., 11in. high
painted in green, blue, ochre and red with a stemma on each face within formal scroll friezes, rope-moulded neck, shoulder and foot, blue P mark under right handle


Charles Damiron, Majoliques italiennes, Paris, 1944, fig. 16

Catalogue Note

These early pieces, especially those with twin rope-twist handles, have changed attribution a lot over the years and are now generally considered to be from Deruta; see the examples discussed by Julia Poole, Italian Maiolica in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1995, fig. 248-254. It should be noted, however, that the P signature is found on several maiolica pieces from a Montelupo context; see the list made by Galeazzo Cora, Storia della maiolica di Firenze e del contado, secoli XIV et XV, Firenze, 1973, pp. 343-344