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Over 1000 antique Ceramics Over 200 Years Old

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Italian Castel Durante Crespina c1560, painted by Italian Castel Durante Crespina c1560, painted by Ref: A3719
Italian Castel Durante Crespina c1560, painted by Georgio Picci with Susannah and the Elders, the reverse inscribed f hnechi f Susanna, diameter: 24.5cm A group of Castel Durante wares have been identified as the work of this artist. The composition of this dish is typical of his style and also the three crosses in the foreground are seen as being a hall-mark of his work. Due to recent research it is now thought that Andreas Da Negroponte commissioned work by Georgio Picci and is not as originally thought the artist.

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Price: 18,000.00




Small Castelli plaque, 18th century, depicting a sSmall Castelli plaque, 18th century, depicting a s Ref: V841
Small Castelli plaque, 18th century, depicting a seated Pan by two sheep, with his pipes in the foreground by a fountain, facing a fortified building on an island in the distance, width: 6 1/4in. 16cm.; height: 4 1/2in. 11.5cm.

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Price: 2,200.00




Italian maiolica Castelli roundel, circa 1730, decItalian maiolica Castelli roundel, circa 1730, dec Ref: V990
Italian maiolica Castelli roundel, circa 1730, decorated with a classical landscape scene with a river, pastoral figures and buildings, with ships at sea in the background, possibly painted by one of the Grue family, diameter: 10 3/8in., 26.5cm. The Grue were a family of Italian potters, originally from Castelli and active between the 16th-18th centuries.

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Price: 2,200.00




Italian Faenza maiolica armorial albarello, circa Italian Faenza maiolica armorial albarello, circa Ref: X401
Italian Faenza maiolica armorial albarello, circa 1550, the upper body decorated with a bust-length portrait of a bearded man in profile, within a yellow-ground medallion inscribed •TURPIN•, with an acanthus border, the waist inscribed ‘syo.agrimonia’ in blue gothic script (agrimonia eupataria: a drug prepared with the herb agrimony and thought to relieve sore throats and liver problems), the reverse decorated with a circular medallion enclosing a hound on a hill beneath three stars, the lower part with a band of flower-head medallions, within yellow band borders, height: 11 in., 28 cm; condition: short hairline crack to neck and chips to upper rim. The portrait may be of the late 8th century ecclesiastic Turpin, Archbishop of Reims. At the request of Charlemagne, Pope Adrian sent Turpin the pallium, thus bestowing him with the rights of the Church. For other Faenza albarelli, bottles and syrup-jars painted with named portraits of figures from Classical history, mythology and the Bible, see Rudolf E.A Drey, Apothecary Jars, London, 1978, pp. 50-53

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Price: 12,500.00




Italian Maiolica jar, Venice, circa 1565, probablyItalian Maiolica jar, Venice, circa 1565, probably Ref: X506
Italian Maiolica jar, Venice, circa 1565, probably workshop of Domenego da Venezia, the ovoid body with a cylindrical tapering neck and flat unglazed base, painted in blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, purple, black and white, an oval panel enriched with scrolls and painted with a Franciscan with a halo and holding a book in one hand and an image of the head of the sun in the other with characteristic white halo delineated by radiating orange streaks on a yellow ground, the panel on a dark blue ground incised with curved strokes and enriched with foliage and flower heads; diameter: 10 3/16in., 26.5cm; height: 13 1/8in., 33.4cm. For a similar shaped Venetian jar in the Louvre collections see J. Giacomotti, Les majoliques des Musées nationaux, Paris 1974, cat.1230, p.415. For similar distinctive Venetian strap work cartouches, see J. Poole, Italian Maiolica and incised slipware in the Fitzwilliam Museum,cats.448-9, p.418 Cambridge, Cambridge, 1995


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Price: 4,800.00




Italian maiolica apothecary pill pot and cover, CaItalian maiolica apothecary pill pot and cover, Ca Ref: X634
Italian maiolica apothecary pill pot and cover, Castel Durante, circa 1575, with the label .P. ANTICO around the rim, decorated with a queen holding a sceptre, background decoration of ochre and blue, height: approx. 6in., 15.3cm; condition: restoration to rim and portion of rim glaze restored, knop and chips to cover neatly restored. For a similarly decorated pot and cover see the V&A Collection; Salting Bequest C.2268-1910. A similar jar is also illustrated in Rudolf F. A. Drey 'Apothecary Jars' 1978, pl. 24B, p.61.

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Price: 3,200.00




Italian maiolica apothecary pill pot and cover,  CItalian maiolica apothecary pill pot and cover, C Ref: X635
Italian maiolica apothecary pill pot and cover, Castel Durante, circa 1575, with label . P. D. BDELIO . (Gum resin) across the body below a roundel of a standing female figure standing on a dolphin holding a white sail cloth above her head (this figure is thought to be either Venus Marina, Fortune or Amphitrite), with conches, scrolls, musical instruments and a drum in ochre and white against a dark blue background, height: approx. 5 1/2in., 14cm; condition: rim chips to base neatly restored together with restored knop and chip to cover For an illustrated example of a similar jar and cover see; Rudolf F. A. Drey, 'Apothecary Jars' 1978, p.61.

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Price: 3,200.00




Italian Deruta maiolica rectangular plaque, 17th cItalian Deruta maiolica rectangular plaque, 17th c Ref: X762
Italian Deruta maiolica rectangular plaque, 17th century, depicting the Madonna and Child, the Virgin with a veil, clothed in a long-sleeved tunic with a mantle over her shoulders, the Christ child seated on her lap, one hand tugging the Virgin's veil, the other touching the fingers of the Virgin's left hand, with two putti above and a further putto within the Virgin's sleeve, height: 16 in., 40.6 cm; width: 12¼ in., 31.7 cm; Based on a relief by Benedetto da Maiano (1442–1497 Florence). A marble relief by Maiano with similar decoration can be found in the MET Museum, Accession no. 41.190.137. It is suggested that 'Benedetto’s conceit of the Child toying with the veil and the play of expressive hands may have been borrowed from Leonardo da Vinci’s Madonna with the Carnation' (Wardropper, 2011). Some versions of the relief include angels, some do not, and some depict the Child holding an apple or orb rather than the veil.

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Price: 4,500.00




Italian maiolica wet drug jar, Montelupo 17th centItalian maiolica wet drug jar, Montelupo 17th cent Ref: Y525
Italian maiolica wet drug jar, Montelupo 17th century, with strap-handle and knot-tied spout, decorated with a scroll label with the inscription 'Syo de Stidos Costo' against scrolling acanthus leaf ground, height: 9 15/16in., 25.3cm; condition: chip to end of spout, chip to foot rim, fritting to edges. The inscription may refer to a syrup decoction of ?stecados (French Lavender) and/or the root of costus Arabicus, a plant native in the East and formerly known as Aucklandia costus.

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Price: 3,000.00




Italian rectangular Castelli plaque, c. 1700, possItalian rectangular Castelli plaque, c. 1700, poss Ref: Y899
Italian rectangular Castelli plaque, c. 1700, possibly by Carmine Gentili of Gentilo 1678-1763), decorated with two ladies (perhaps representing Flora) holding a basket and vase of flowers beside a putto in a classical landscape with antique ruins, trees and two soldiers in the distance, all within an ochre-yellow border, dimensions: 10 1/4in. X 8in. (26.1cm x 20.2cm); condition: small shallow chips to edges, minor glaze faults. Provenance: With labels of Charles Ven Herck & Zoon, Leopoldstraat 57 Antwerpen to base.

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Price: 2,700.00




Small Italian Montelupo maiolica armorial drug potSmall Italian Montelupo maiolica armorial drug pot Ref: Y932
Small Italian Montelupo maiolica armorial drug pot, 1500-1520, of ovoid form with two strap handles, decorated with Persian palmettes and inscribed with the label 'Pll.Cotie' (Pillole ?Cotyledon major: Pennywort pills) within a scroll below the coat of arms of the Aldobrandini di Lippo, the potter's mark Bo below the handle, height: 4 7/8in., 12.5cm; condition: hairline crack and associated chip to rim, shallow frits. Provenance: W.A. Beare Collection. A similar pill jar with a different drug label is illustrated in Rudolf E.A. Drey 'Apothecary Jars', (London 1978) p.34, pl.6c.The coat of arms on this jar suggests that it was commissioned for a ducal or princely pharmacy.

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Price: 2,200.00




Italian Urbino maiolica 'istoriatio' dish, mid 16tItalian Urbino maiolica 'istoriatio' dish, mid 16t Ref: Y934
Italian Urbino maiolica 'istoriatio' dish, mid 16th century, decorated with the musical contest between Apollo and Marsyas, the laurel-crowned Apollo on the left with his lira di braccio, Marsyas seated with bagpipes in the centre, with the crowned figure of King Midas between, to the right the outcome of the contest is depicted with Apollo tying Marsyas to a tree to be flayed, in the distance buildings on the bank of a river, the rim with a band of yellow, the reverse inscribed with a faint ink inscription Appolle & Marsia in blue script, diameter: 10in., 25.5.cm; condition: restored. In some versions of this story Marysyas is replaced by Pan, an Urbino dish with this subject is illustrated in Thornton & Wilson, 'Italian Renaissance Ceramics: A Catalogue of the British Museum', Vol. I., p. 302, pl. 177.

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Price: 11,000.00




Italian Castelli roundel, early 18th century, decoItalian Castelli roundel, early 18th century, deco Ref: Y937
Italian Castelli roundel, early 18th century, decorated with a lady seated at her dressing table with an attendant tending to her hair and another kneeling in front of her holding a mirror, with architectural elements in the foreground and background, with ochre band at rim, diameter: 7 5/16in., 18.6cm; condition: shallow frits to rim.

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Price: 2,800.00




Italian Venetian maiolica drug jar, c. 1570, possiItalian Venetian maiolica drug jar, c. 1570, possi Ref: Y948
Italian Venetian maiolica drug jar, c. 1570, possibly from the workshop of Maestro Domenic, of globular form, decorated with two portrait medallions reserved on a blue ground with scrolling foliage and flower heads, height: 10 5/8in., 27cm;

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Price: 4,800.00




Italian Montelupe maiolica wet drug jar, 17th centItalian Montelupe maiolica wet drug jar, 17th cent Ref: U30
Italian Montelupe maiolica wet drug jar, 17th century, with strap-handle and knot-tied spout, decorated with a scroll label with the inscription 'Syo D Aassenti Di Me' (syrup of Wormwood and honey) against scrolling acanthus leaf ground, height: 9in., 22.9cm; condition: chip to spout, break to body, chips.

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Italian Montelupo maiolica apothecary jar, 17th-18Italian Montelupo maiolica apothecary jar, 17th-18 Ref: U100
Italian Montelupo maiolica apothecary jar, 17th-18th century, with dragon-moulded double handles to shoulder, with the inscription 'Charitas' below a crown and cross, all against a ground of scrolling oak-leaf decoration, height: approx. 12 1/2in., 32cm; condition: restoration to spout, small areas of overpainting, age related wear.

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Price: 2,400.00




Faenza maiolica 'quartieri' albarello, c.1600, Faenza maiolica 'quartieri' albarello, c.1600, Ref: U193
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.

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Large Italian maiolica charger, 17th century, Deruta, with Large Italian maiolica charger, 17th century, Deruta, with Ref: JB59
Large Italian maiolica charger, 17th century, Deruta, with an elaborate moulded pattern of flutes and gadroons, decorated in the centre with birds and hounds below a castle, the cavetto with birds, hares and hounds among fruiting foliage, with two bands of scrolling foliage and flower heads around the inner and outer rims, diameter: 18 1/8in., 46cm; condition: shallow frits to rim. This charger would have originally been used as a ewer stand.

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