55 mm (Height); 290 mm (Diameter)
Place of origin
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Polesden Lacey, Surrey (Accredited Museum)
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Maiolica tazza, painted with the judgement of Paris. This plate was produced by Marcantonio Raimondi, in the style of Raphael. It was made in Castel Durante between1524 and 1526. The Judgement of Paris was one of the episodes that led to the Trojan wars. Paris was asked to judge the most beautiful goddess, the prize being a golden apple. The goddesses all offered him inducements with Aphrodite offering him the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen of Troy.
Cook Collection sale (Sir Francis Cook, Bt, and Humphrey Wyndham Cook), Christies, 7 July 1925, Lot 9. Purchased by Tancred Borenius (presumably on behalf of Mrs. Greville) for £315.00. (see Polesden Lacey contents file no. 375, Polesden Lacey Archives) The bequest of Margaret (Anderson) McEwan, The Hon. Mrs Ronald - later Dame Margaret - Henry Fulke Greville, DBE (1863-1942) from probate records linked with the donation of the property to the National Trust in 1943. This item found on the record for Polesden Lacey Majolica stored in the basement, page 96.
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