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Faenza Maiolica 'Quartieri' Albarello, C.1600

U193 Faenza maiolica 'quartieri' albarello, c.1600
U193 Faenza maiolica 'quartieri' albarello, c.1600
U193 Faenza maiolica 'quartieri' albarello, c.1600
U193 Faenza maiolica 'quartieri' albarello, c.1600
U193 Faenza maiolica 'quartieri' albarello, c.1600
U193 Faenza maiolica 'quartieri' albarello, c.1600
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Faenza maiolica 'quartieri' albarello, c.1600, decorated with an oval medallion with a lady in Roman dress holding a musical instrument bordered by a scrolling cartouche, the reverse with an acanthus-leaf cross-pattern cartouche, against a ground of scrolling oak foliage, all between continuous bands of scrolling foliage on a green ground and chain decoration, height: 11 13/1in., 30cm; condition: broken and re-stuck, drill hole near foot, chips. According to Dora Thornton and Timothy Wilson, the emigration of potters from Faenza to Palermo from the mid-16th century led to the adoption of Faentine decoration in Sicilian workshops by around 1600, making the attribution of some albarellos difficult. SOLD