Italian earthenware Commedia Dell’Arte figures, late 19th

$560.00 AUD

Outlandish pair of tin glaze ‘Commedia Dell’arte’ figures, shown dressed & masked in Italian Comedy costumes, on circular plinth bases with scroll & mask feet, the whole decorated with bright colours.

Late 19th century

Good condition.

19.5cm high

Odd red anchor mark to base, probably from Venice

excellent condition, very minor signs of age

Ref. V&A museum for several figures by the same maker, described as ‘Maker Unknown’. Their examples have various initial marks; these have the red anchor, as used by the Venetian porcelain maker Cozzi, active in the 18th century. As Cozzi finished in the early 19th century, these are paying tribute to the earlier factory, later in the 19th century.




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