ITALY, Deruta. Earthenware sauce boat. Late 16th Century


ITALY, Deruta.

Sauce boat atop small pedestal fitted with raised dish, polychrome decoration against dish's ground of winged putti walking toward water waves. Shell-shaped dish with grotesque mask with decoration of swan against wavy ground and held by mermaid with spread legs. Galoon with yellow ground and ochre combwork.

Late 16th Century.

The sauceboat bears an older rectangular label underneath Inventaire Mesnard 818.

Length: 18 cm (7 in.) - Height: 15 cm (6 in.).

Condition Report:
Missing tips on mermaid tail.
Repaired border on dish.
Crackling with enamel loss underneath the border.
Chip on small pedestal.

Provenance :

  • Items quantity:  1
  • Expertissim Reference: 2012050776