Very rare antique 19th century (c1880) luster glaze majolica vase by Ulisse Cantagalli of Firenze, Italy. An impressive large two-handled lustre vase in Islamic Hispano - Moresque, Moorish Alhambra style decorated in cobalt blue with raised pseudo-Arabic calligraphy in Thuluth script and various animals, foliage and birds painted in white on the copper luster ground.
Marked at the base with the Cantagalli cockerel.
Height: 26.5 cm (10.43 inches).
Width (handle to handle): 28 cm (11.02 inches).
CONDITION: The vase is in good condition, considering its age of more than 100 years, with no cracks, restorations, or repairs. There is a small chip at the rim of the base and some small chips on the handle’s spikes.
Please see all 14 pictures in the listing since they are part of the description of the object's condition.
REFERENCES: An similar Hispano Moresque Majolica Lustre Vase by Ulisse Cantagalli is in the collection of the Ariana Museum in Geneva, Switzerland is published in the book: Terres d'Islam ; les collections de céramique moyen-orientale du musée Ariana à Genève by Anne-Claire Schumacher. Page:304-305. Please see the last two pictures in the listing.
The Buyer will be provided with copies of the pages from the mentioned references along with a certificate of authenticity.
To see a related Cantagalli Lustre vase with Kufic script published in the 1 November 2019 Financial Times please view the links below:
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