A majolica dish, 10 1/8 in. in diameter and made and marked with the date 1535 and a painted scene by a famous artist from Urbino, Italy, sold at a Freeman’s auction in Philadelphia for $157,000 (est., $3,000 to $5,000). It shows that the Internet allows bidders from all over the world to participate, often making local estimates low. Great pieces are quickly discovered. The dish went to a buyer in Paris.
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