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Bowl, tri-lobed with three handles terminating in lion masks. Foot now missing. Earthenware covered entirely with tin glaze and also a layer of clear glaze. Painted decoration: in centre a scene of God appearing to Adam and Eve in the Garden, derived from Delaune's OT engravings. Above this in a cartouche, the inscription. Rest of interior has grotesque decoration including men and women, winged putti, cornucopias. More putti and monsters on underside.
- Production date
Height: 13 centimetres
Width: 48 centimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
Almost identical horsemen appear on a large white ground grotesque dish , unmarked, sold at Bonham's, 17 May 2006, lot 17. DFT
Thornton & Wilson 2009
The central scene is based on an engraving by Etienne Delaune from a series of Genesis scenes. See P&D registration no. 1985,1001.1.
- On display (G46/dc4)
- Exhibition history
1989 12 Sep-15 Oct, Glasgow, Art Gallery & Museum, Ceramics for the Italian Renaissance
1989 22 Jan-2 Apr, Stoke-on-Trent, City Museum & Art Gallery, Ceramic Art of the Italian Renaissance
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Fountaine Sale lot 391 Christie's 16-19 June 1884.
Sotheby's sale 29 March 1971, lot 58.
Christie's sale 1st July 1985, lot 272.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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