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A maiolica pilgrim flask-Urbino, Xanto Avelli workshop, circa 1540-1550
A maiolica pilgrim flask-Urbino, Xanto Avelli workshop, circa 1540-1550 - Porcelain & Faience Style Renaissance A maiolica pilgrim flask-Urbino, Xanto Avelli workshop, circa 1540-1550 - A maiolica pilgrim flask-Urbino, Xanto Avelli workshop, circa 1540-1550 - Renaissance
Ref : 81248
37 000 €
Period :
<= 16th century
Provenance :
Italy
Medium :
Maiolica earthenware
Dimensions :
H. 13.58 inch
Porcelain & Faience  - A maiolica pilgrim flask-Urbino, Xanto Avelli workshop, circa 1540-1550 <= 16th century - A maiolica pilgrim flask-Urbino, Xanto Avelli workshop, circa 1540-1550
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A maiolica pilgrim flask-Urbino, Xanto Avelli workshop, circa 1540-1550

The pilgrim flask is decorated with Perseus killing Medusa on one side and Perseus rescuing Andromeda on the other.

Provenance:
Joseph Collection , Londres,
Its sale: Drouot, 8-9 March 1869, lot 47 (sold 720 Fr to Léon Gauchez) ;
Emile Gavet Collection, Paris,
Its sale: Galerie Georges Petit, 31 May 1897, lot 364 (sold 2050 Fr).

Bibliography:
Emile Molinier. Collection Emile Gavet. Catalogue raisonné. Paris 1889, pp.118-119, n°506 et pl. LII bis (showcase).

Condition:
Stopper missing (after 1897) and remade; one chip restored

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Porcelain & Faience