English and European Ceramics and Glass - Lot 81

A pair of Faenza maiolica albarelli mid 16th century, the large baluster forms painted with portraits of bearded men on a yellow ground, one inscribed 'Vargel' the other 'Fabio', each above a cartouche inscribed 'Sy. De onphafu' and 'Dia. Fribuf' respectively, reserved on elaborate foliate panel grounds, some restoration, 32cm. (2)

Cf. Victoria and Albert Museum, Accession No. CIRC.482-1924 for an example with similar decoration. Also, Rudolf Drey, Apothecary Jars, p.51, pl.19A and pl.19B for similar examples of albarello form.


Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000
Hammer Price £ 6,000


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