Lot n° 17
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Albarello slightly curved majolica... - Lot 17 - Pescheteau-Badin
Albarello slightly curved majolica with polychrome decoration of the inscription Di A Prunnos in a banner above a head of Moor in profile in a medallion and surmounted by a monogram PAQ, and a double cross, emblem of ecclesiastical apothecary, in a surround of garlands of foliage and fruit, griffins and birds.
of ecclesiastical apothecary, in a frame of garlands of foliage and fruit, griffins and birds.
Possibly workshop of the Masci family.
Beginning of the 16th century.
H. 23 cm.
Former collection of Dr. Chompret.
An albarello of the same series was in Dr. Chompret's collection and reproduced, then attributed to Siena, in Répertoire de la majolique italienne, 1949, fig. 863, p. 110.
Dr. Chompret also illustrated the copy in the old Pringsheim collection (fig. 862).
Several large albarelli decorated with a Moor's head and the same monogram are dated 1501. They are in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Lyon, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Boymans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum in London. A dozen albarelli of the same dimensions as our albarello, as well as an undated chevrette, belong to a group slightly later than the series dated 1501. Six albarelli of this group were part of the old Pringsheim collection (Otto von Falke, Die Majolikasammlung Alfred Pringsheim in München. Leiden 1914-23, no. 113-115 and no. 322-325). One of them is now kept in the Musée National de la Céramique and reproduced by Jeanne Giacomotti, Les majoliques des Musées Nationaux, 1972, n° 416.
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