Charger

Ref: 1815
  • Maker

    Manufactured in the workshop of Ulisse Cantagalli (1839-1901)

  • Detail

    Tin-glazed earthenware, with hand-painted lustre decoration

    50 cm (diameter)

    Italian (Florence), circa 1890

  • Marked

    Cockerel mark to reverse (see below)

  • Provenance

    […]; Fine Art Society; private collection

  • Exhibited

    Fine Art Society, Casa Cantagalli, 13 May – 20 June 2002, no. 18

  • Note

    The design based on 15th-century Hispano-Moresque patterns; see Dora Thornton, ‘Lustred Pottery from the Cantagalli Workshop: Its Sources and English Connections, Apollo, February 2000, pp. 35-36 (for a note on Canatagalli’s  use of this decoration.

    For a closely related charger, formerly in the collection of Frédérick Spitzer (1815-90), see Mirabaud – Mercier, Paris, 25 April 2024, lot 72.

    For Spitzer see: https://research.frick.org/directory/detail/4712.

    A very similar charger was sold Christie’s (Amsterdam), 16 December 2010, lot 909.