Decorated in the Greek style with classically-dressed figures reserved on an iron-red ground between bands of stripes and key patterns, the tureens and bottle coolers raised on three paw feet and with lions-head handles, comprising:

Two tureens and covers with seated sphinx finials
Three bottle coolers
Two oval platters
Two large circular platters
Two smaller circular platters
Two two-handled bowls
Fifteen soup plates
Thirty-four dinner plates
19 in. (48.2 cm.) high, the tureens and covers
Anonymous sale; Franco Semenzato, Rome, 5 October 1988, lot 99.
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For two plates in this same pattern, identified as Del Vecchio, G. Donatone, La terraglia napoletana (1782-1860), Napoli, 1991, pl. 186. Our thanks to Dr. Carmine Romano for his assistance in helping to identify this service.
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