Rare inkwell in polychrome majolica, XVI century

Rare polychrome majolica inkwell in the shape of a foot with a Roman shoe, made in Deruta.

The body of the majolica is fired with the typical colors of the Deruta palette and has been molded with hand applications and stick work with a flat base. The well-detailed Roman shoe is partly in relief and ends in an anthropomorphic mask of great plastic and executive capacity.
The heel of the foot is decorated in relief with a beautiful green acanthus leaf. There is a hole above the foot.

Excellent state of conservation and no restoration.

Measurements: 16.5 cm long 6.5 cm wide 9.5 cm high

Late XVI century

Deruta, Italy
(Perugia, Umbria 150 km from Rome)

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