The model which served as inspiration to Cantagalli was most probably one in the Italian Royal collections, published in Deck 1887, p.26, fig.11. A jar of smaller scale, 31cm., shows the existence of this shape since the 1550s on Iznik (British Museum, inv. no.1878,1230.513). A similar example was sold at Christie's South Kensington, 22 April 2016, lot 426.
Good, intact, some glaze chips and areas of craquelure. Cantagalli symbol of rooster underside covered by felt. as viewed. "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."