Nicola di Gabriele Sbraghe, potter and workshop owner (active 1520-1537-8), is acknowledged as the master of the ‘istoriato’ style of maiolica decoration in early 16th century Italy. Consensus describes him as the “Raphael of maiolica painting”. It is unprecedented for maiolica from this early period of Nicola’s maiolica production to come on the market. We are honoured to present this rare work to auction this October in our sale of The Contents of Lowood House.
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