Italian Faience Dinner Service
Black printed marks.
Eighteen dinner plates
Ten lunch plates with reticulated rims
Eight crescent shaped salad plates
Eighteen soup bowls with handles and saucers
Twenty side plates
Eighteen dessert plates
A rectangular serving bowl
A teapot and a cover
Fifteen teacups and saucers
Eight coffee cups and six saucers
The chargers 10 1/2 in. diam., the dinner plates 9 3/4 in. diam., (122 pcs).
Provenance:Clare Booth Luce, Rome 1953-54. Sold Sotheby's, NY, June 1988, Lot 200 (part).
Wear consistent with use, scattered glaze gaps from the firing process. Four chargers with rim chips. Eight dinner plates with rim chips, four with foot chips, three with restored rim chips, three with hairline cracks from rims in the fields. Two lunch plates with minor rim nicks, one foot chip. Four crescent plates with minor rim chips. Eight soup bowls with rim nicks, one with a larger chip, one with a restored rim chip, one saucer with chip to the foot another with a restored rim chip. Four side plates with rim nicks, three with restored rim chips. Four dessert plates with rim chips, three with restored rim chips, two with foot chips, one with a hairline crack from rim. The rectangular serving bowl with a hairline crack from rim to base and several rim chips. The teapot with a rim chip, the cover fits awkwardly, has a restored finial and could be associated. Five teacups with rim chips, one with a larger chip, another with a restored rim chip. Seven saucers with rim chips, one with a restored rim chip. Two coffee cups with rim chips, three saucers with rim chips. Otherwise in good condition.
Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.
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