Maiolica Basin by Flaminio Fontana

Basin with four scenes from Roman history after designs by Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro, Urbino.


Tin-glazed earthenware
47 cm
Art Fund grant:
£23,000 ( Total: £92,000)
Acquired in:
Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd

The basin has a shallow three-lobed shape and the background incorporates grotesque motifs. The base is decorated with a swan design.


By 1862, Baron Lionel de Rothschild, London; Frederic Spitzer, Paris; 1893 Harding, London; early 1960s Cyril Humphris, London; 1969 private collection.

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Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000

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