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rare and large-scaled italian terra cotta glazed stamnos vase/jar by listed ceramicist Giovanni Mollica, c. 1850
4691
circa 1850

signed on bottom 'Giovanni Mollica'; in 1842, Giovanni founded his ceramic workshop in Naples, Italy. His sons Ciro, Achille and Alexander took over the family business,  continuing it until the end of the 19th century; excellent condition with only minor overall wear to surface; a truly spectacular piece

 

Height: 
17 1/2"
Width: 
18"
Depth: 
15"
$5,650
Available
2704
1960's

the lively capital with outscrolled acanthus leaves all resting on a separate wooden base; excellent condition with later base

Height: 
18"
Width: 
16"
Depth: 
16"
$2,200
Available
a rare pair of english double-handled polychromed porcelain urns with classical figures; marked 's.a.& co. (smith ambrose and co, burslem, england)
2747
circa 1880

each decorated urn with inverted lip flanked by double handles; the bulbous body tapering to a flared base; stamped "fac-simile of an antique vase; subject - paris seizing helen to carry her to troy;" minor repair to base

Height: 
15"
Diameter: 
6 1/2"
$5,500
Available
a well-executed set of 4 hand-colored copper engravings of attic red classical urns
2304
circa 1770

each depicting an etruscan urn with detail images and inscriptions written below; from the book 'Picturae Etruscorum in Vasculis' by Giovanni Battista Passeri; later French mattes and giltwood frames; excellent condition.

Height: 
22 1/2" x 18"
$3,750
Available
a handsome pair of  french stone lithographs of classical figures within black reserves
1984
Circa 1820

each striking lithograph with classical figures at various pursuits on a black ground; later ebonized frames and slips with hand-wrapped linen mattes.

Height: 
20"
Width: 
25 1/2"
$1,500
Available
a handsome  set of four of French stone lithographs of classical figures within black circular reserves
1985
Circa 1820

each striking lithograph centering a black circular reserve with classical figures at various pursuits; later ebonized frames and slips with hand-wrapped linen mattes.

Height: 
13 1/2"
Width: 
13 1/2"
$2,250
Available
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