01 décembre 2011

Renaissance masterpiece by Francesco Xanto Avelli discovered by Lyon & Turnbull

Important Italian 'Istoriato' maiolica dish by Francesco Xanto Avelli. Urbino, dated 1537. Photo Lyon & Turnbull EDINBURGH.- A rare and previously unrecorded plate by the important Maiolica artist Francesco Xanto Avelli, dated 1537, has been uncovered by Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers. The plate was discovered on a regular house valuation and is expected to realise over £100,000 at auction at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on the 7th December 2011. The plate is thought to have been purchased by the vendor’s family in Italy... [Lire la suite]