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Lot 149: A LARGE GUADALAJARA EARTHENWARE TWO HANDLED AMPHORA VASE, PROBABLY LATE 17TH CENTURY |

Of Royal and Noble Descent

by Sotheby's

January 19, 2017

London, United Kingdom

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Description: of amphora form with a rounded base and flaring rim, the shoulder affixed with two loop handles, decorated with a scene of a figure on a two-mast ship on water, flanked by flowering trees and a line of swimming birds above, the reverse side with dense flowering and fruiting vine containing a stylised lion, birds and other animals, picked out in ochre, green, black and traces of red, with a later mahogany base with four carved dolphin legs, Neapolitan, circa 1830,

Dimensions: overall height 112cm., 44 1/8 in., the vessel approximately 86cm., 33 7/8 in. long

Literature: Related Literature
González-Palacios, Il tempio del gusto: Il Granducato di Toscana e gli stati settentrionali, Milan, 1986;
Heikamp, Mexico and the Medici, Florence, 1972, nos. 50-53;
Tudela, ‘Tibores colonials mejicanos en los palacios reales de Italia’, Revista de Indias, XLI, 1940, pp. 603-5.

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