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Montelupo maiolica charger with twomale figures playing a ball game 17th century Italy

Reference: 8131

Dated: c. 1650 Montelupo Italy

A fine,rare and decorative Montelupo maiolica pottery charger depicting two Italian males playing a ball game, the ball is shown in mid air and the figures are wearing protective gloves.
From the 15th to the 17th century Montelupo was one of the most important ceramic centres in Italy and most of the functional and decorative pottery ordered in Florence was made there.

Diameter: 12.50inch

Medium: majolica maiolica pottery earthenware ceramic

Current Condition Hairline cracks (Museum type repair).

Provenance: Private Collection Sussex England
and with Jonathan Horne London.

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