Anonymous sale, Christie's Milan, 10th June 2002, lot 509; acquired at the above sale.
Of the few surviving dishes in this large size perhaps the closest is the example published by Dwight P. Lanmon, Glass in the Robert Lehman collection, XI Glass, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1993, pp. 180-182, no. 65; the author lists two further dishes of a slightly different pattern arrangement in the Umĕleckoprůmyslové museum Prague, and the Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar. Such dishes form part of the collection at Rosenborg castle, Denmark, which were included in the gift presented to King Frederik IV of Denmark by the City of Venice when he visited in 1709. The King built a Glass cabinet to house his collection in 1714.
In very good condition. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."