Lot 57
  • 57

Workshop of Giovanni della Robbia (1469-1529) Italian, Florence, circa 1520

Estimate
18,000 - 25,000 GBP
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Description

  • The Infant Saint John the Baptist among animals
  • glazed terracotta, on a velvet lined wood base
  • Workshop of Giovanni della Robbia (1469-1529) Italian, Florence, circa 1520
inscribed: ECCE . AGNIUS. DE. to the banner, and: Luca della Robbia / 16th Century / H.G. Boha Coll: / T(...?) Christina(?) Manson(?) in ink to the underside; and with a metal plaque on the base inscribed: BOTTEGA DELLA ROBBIA / SEC. XVI

Catalogue Note

This enchanting composition compares closely to the Infant Saint John the Baptist with animals by Giovanni della Robbia illustrated in G. Gentilini, I della Robbia: Il dialogo tra le Arti nel Rinascimento, exh. cat. Arezzo, Museo Statale d'arte Medieval e Moderna, Arezzo and Milan, 2009, fig. 81.

The present lot is sold with a thermoluminescence analysis report dated 5 June 2012 prepared by Arcadia, Milan, stating that the samples taken are consistent with a 16th-century dating.
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