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Ceramics & Glass

by Luca Melegati

A rare figure of a woman from the antique in biscuit from Naples – perhaps inspired by the Stabia frescoes from a model by Filippo Tagliolini – reached a hammer price of 2,480 euro and was one of the most interesting results in the first semester of 2017 for the Department of Ceramics and Glass. The Department achieved a percentage of 49.7% of lots sold and of 66.7 % of lots sold in terms of value. Other works under the hammer included a late-eighteenth-century creamware group, probably from the kilns of the Ferniani workshops in Faenza, featuring Love that Crowns a Young Girl, which was sold for 2,108 euro and an albarello in polychrome maiolica from the Caltagirone workshop from the last quarter of the Eighteenth century with a “blue on blue” decorative motif which sold for 1,860 euro.
Among the glass that went under the hammer, a pagoda lamp in two-layered glass by the Gallé manufactory, from about 1910-1914, was sold for 1,736 euro, and a geometric two-layered vase, also by Gallé, from about 1906-1910, decorated with lily stems, was sold for 1,364 euro.