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Milan Faience dish circa 1740 by Pasquale Rubati

Milan Faience dish circa 1740
Item Milan Faience dish circa 1740

Pasquale Rubati - Rubati factory, painted in blue, iron-red and yellow with a bird and butterflies flanked by a tree and flowers, the rims with trellis borders reserved with floral panels and edged in ochre.

The decoration, taken from Japanese models, is called in common language antiquarian "ostrich" and is one of the most used in the factories in Milan: the bird is depicted on a meadow, surrounded by a weeping willow, a butterfly, moth and oriental flowers. The colours used, blue (sottovernice), iron-red and yellow, also occur in the geometric design of the flange, alternating with petals of a flower. In fact, the definition of reason "ostrich" is a misnomer: it is in fact an "I", a heron or a stork, an ancient symbol of prosperity and longevity. Is always accompanied by the rock with stylized willow - originally Taoist symbol of the island, a kind of heaven on earth - and the lotus, the Buddhist symbol and symbol of summer

Measurement 47 cms long
Condition Very good, some minor edge wear
Price GBP £1,150
Stock no SN. PRMF2
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