Sun, May 1, 2016 11:00AM EDT - Mon, May 2, 2016 11:00AM EDT
A Rubboli (Italian, founded 1870) large metallic glaze majolica ceramic footed centerpiece, circa 1931-1936, with triangular in-glaze maker's mark under foot. Centerpiece with traditional appearance of Umbra ceramics, of round form with banded gold, red and blue metallic decoration including blue pennants, dimensional red half circles and scrolled blue and red acanthus leaf, bowl interior with figural depiction of winged griffin surrounded by leafy wreath, bowl underside gadrooned with central fleurette, centerpiece with three figural feet of griffin form, each with single enlarged foot, each with wings outstretched. Approximate height 8.25", diameter of mouth 12.5".
Overall with minor chips and surface scratches, commensurate with age and shelf use. Interior with minor wear and glaze loss to ridges of gadrooning. Interior with crazing to glaze, commensurate with age. Interior with matte in-painting repair to fracture spanning 8" x 3", apparently stable. Legs with small chips and flea bites, particularly to feet and wings of griffin figures. One leg with matte in-painting repair, not overwhelmingly distracting. Underside of feet with wear and minor chipping commensurate with contact to surface.