PERIOD: 18th century
A PAVIA LARGE CIRCULAR TAZZA CIRCA 1700 Painted in shades of blue with an archer mounted on horseback edged in manganese, flanked by overgrown rocks in a landscape, the underside with bold blue foliate motifs around a short circular foot (flaking and chipping to rim, small loss from firing fault adjacent to rim at 1 o'clock) 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm.) diam. Lot Notes For a polychrome fluted dish painted with an identical mounted archer in monochrome, see Elena Pelizzoni, Marica Forni and Sergio Nepoti, La Maiolica di Pavia tra Seicento e Settecento Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Catalogue (Milan, 1997), p. 367, no. 94, and also Grazia Biscontini Ugolini and Jacqueline Petruzzellis Scherer, Maiolica e Incisione Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Exhibition Catalogue (Vicenza, 1992), pp. 126-127, no. 44, where it is illustrated alongside the Rembrandt etching print source.