Spoliation Information for Artist Unknown - Dish, maiolica

Dish, maiolica. Painted with the Mocking of Christ after B Salomon, Figure del nuovo testamento, Lyon, 1554. No marks

Tin-glazed earthenware, diameter 315 mm

Acquisition: Bought in 1988 from Christie's acting as agent for the Major JB Fermor-Hesketh Will Trust
Reference: 1988.212

PROVENANCE

Hon John JB Fermor-Hesketh, Cosgrove Hall, Bletchley. Bucks, at his death in 1961
Hon Robert Fermor-Hesketh, 70 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 in 1988

QUESTIONS IN THE OPERATIVE PERIOD
  • How and when acquired by the Hon John HB Fermor-Hesketh?
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  1. Hon John JB Fermor-Hesketh known to have been collecting in the 1930s and 40s
  2. Dishes of this type were until recently assumed to be Italian
  3. This piece is Christie's sale catalogue 4/7/1988 lot 254 (bought in).