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Lot 119: della Bella (Stefano), Design for a Table Ornament: A saltcellar[?] in the form of a child resting on a bundle of wheatsticks, holding a platter.
November 15, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: della Bella (Stefano, 1610-1664), Design for a Table Ornament: A saltcellar[?] in the form of a child resting on a bundle of wheatsticks, holding a platter, pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on laid paper, 180 x 85 mm. (7 1/8 x 3 3/8 in) ⁂ The present drawing shows stylistic comparisons to several other della Bella ornamental designs, such as the design for a monstrance held in the Louvre (see inv. no. 418; Françoise Viatte, Museé du Louvre: Cabinet des dessins: ... Dessins de Stefano della Bella, Paris, 1974, p. 121, no. 179). Similar drawings for table ornaments by della Bella are held in the Louvre, the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, and the Uffizi amongst others.
Notes: Category: Old Master Prints and Drawings