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Η ιστορία του εργοστασίου ΙΚΑΡΟΣ, τόσο κατά την ιταλική όσο και κατά την ελληνική περίοδο, έχει μοναδικό ενδιαφέρον και αξίζει να συζητηθεί. Αναμένουμε … What an interesting story, the ICARO – IKAROS story to tell. More in the next few … Continue reading

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Italian Armorial Jug – Pope Clement XI

A rare Italian armorial jug with the coat of arms of Pope Clement XI’s. Papal coats of arms are traditionally shown with an image of the papal tiara and the keys of Peter as an external ornament of the escutcheon. … Continue reading

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A pair of leaf-shaped ashtrays from Canakkale (length 15 cm, late XIX c.). Red earthenware, painted over in green and brown tones, finished with a transparent colorless glaze. In the mid 19th century, the cigarette found its way to the … Continue reading

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Δίκτυο Νεότερης Κεραμικής Αθήνα, Νοέμβριος 2015 Το Δίκτυο Νεότερης Κεραμικής είναι μια πλατφόρμα έρευνας που με επίκεντρο τον ελληνικό χώρο έχει ως στόχο να μελετήσει την κεραμική στη νοτιοανατολική Μεσόγειο και την περιοχή των Βαλκανίων από τον 15ο αι. έως σήμερα. … Continue reading

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ICARO Rodi & ΙΚΑΡΟΣ Ceramics Collection c. 1929-1955

Industrie Ceramiche Artistiche Rodio-Orientali (I.C.A.R.O) or ICARO Rodi produced pottery from 1929 to 1946, inspired by the decorative motifs of Iznik. ICARO Rodi was part of an ambitious Italian project aiming the economic growth of Rhodes Island in Greece during … Continue reading

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Kutahya Plate Late19th c. – Hilmi Efendi

Beautiful Kutahya plate from late 19th or early 20th century. White paste, white slip, transparent glaze with decoration in cobalt blue, turquoise and brownish red. Beautiful rosette in the center. The back of the plate is decorated with three evenly … Continue reading

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Iznik Jug 16th c. – KL Islamic Museum Malaysia

The Iznik potters achieved a color range that one can not find in other traditions of underglaze pottery. After the polychromy in 1540s and 1550s they experimented with other colors encouraged by their success which ranged from soft lavender to … Continue reading

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The ‘Figurato’ Maiolica – Montelupo 17th

The approach to the ‘portrait’ image in Montelupo pottery, according to John Mallet, produced results similar in culture and chronology to those in other pottery towns of the peninsula. The first Montelupo pottery with figurative decoration comes from the late … Continue reading

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Iznik 16th c. – KL Islamic Museum Malaysia

Animals are first depicted on Iznik fritware in 1520s and 1530s with the finest creatures to be those on the Sunnet Odasi tiles.They rarely occur in the 1540s and 1550s with the exception of a peacock dish in the Louvre … Continue reading

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Help us to our study on ICARO Rodi & IKAROS Rhodes (English-Italiano-Ελληνικά)

Dear friends, We have initiated an effort to collect material from the factory of ICARO RODI and IKAROS RHODES and save its history. Your valuable assistance is more than welcome and in fact is a must in order to be … Continue reading

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Help us to our study on ICARO Rodi & IKAROS Rhodes (English-Italiano-Ελληνικά)

Dear friends, We have initiated an effort to collect material from the factory of ICARO RODI and IKAROS RHODES and save its history. Your valuable assistance is more than welcome and in fact is a must in order to be … Continue reading

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IZNIK 16th c. – KL Museum Malaysia

Beautiful Iznik plate around 1585 with an Ibrik motif in red, blue and green colors – Kuala Lumpur National Museum Collection. The most significant aesthetic change post 1550 was the introduction of the red as an underglaze color. In parallel, … Continue reading

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Veneto Plate 19th c.

Ceramic hand painted plate from Veneto region in northern Italy (d 29cm, late 19th c.). The plate’s border done with sponge is framing the figure of a young woman. Despite the decline in production in the early 19th century because … Continue reading

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Montelupo Plate Italy 17th c.

Maiolica flat plate, tin-glazed, made in Montelupo , Italy (d 21,7 cm, early 17th century). The arabesque style decoration shows the strong influence of the Moorish-Hispano art on Montelupo’s pottery designs. Three spots in the centre were caused by the … Continue reading

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Tunisian Bowl from Sejnane 20th c.

Tunisian ceramic bowl from Sejnane (d 17,5 cm, XX century). 130km North-West of Tunis, the village of Sejnane sits on a green plain of hedgerows and villages. For centuries, women in Sejnane have been making pottery. It is a skill … Continue reading

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S Italy Proto Maiolica Plate -13c

Plate from Southern Italy (proto-maiolica 1250-1300 A.D.). Proto-maiolica is a type of tin-glazed wares made in Sicily and Southern Italy shortly before 1200 until the 15th century. These ceramics were usually painted with various animals , fishes etc. in different … Continue reading

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Keramikos 1932 Greece – Famous ‘It’ Girl, Clara Bow

Ceramic decorative figure depicting the famous “It Girl” Clara Bow (dated on the base 1932, Keramikos factory, Athens Greece).”It girl” is a term for a young woman who possesses the quality “It”, absolute attraction. Clara Bow (1905 – 1965) was … Continue reading

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Canakkale Lamp 20th Ito Hirobumi

An anthropomorphic gas lamp from Çanakkale (early 20th century). Red earthenware with a brown glaze and decorations painted in red, white, and yellow over the glaze. The lamp probably depicts the Prince Itō Hirobumi (1841-1909), four time Prime Minister of … Continue reading

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Naples Maiolica Dish – Caravela Latina 18th

A Naples maiolica dish, decorated in blue, green, yellow and manganese with a ship under full sail. The border with a stylized garland of flowers between wavy lines. The ship is probably a caravel carrying three masts with lateen sails … Continue reading

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Naples Plate 19th – A Fortified Farmhouse (Masseria)

Large hand painted plate from Naples region (late 19th c.). A fortified farmhouse (masseria) with a watch-tower in the centre and a continuous meander on the rim. The fortification of Italian farmhouses was necessary for the protection of crops and … Continue reading

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Italy Puglia 19th – Two Handed Jug

Two-handed jug from Grottaglie (Puglia, southern Italy). Floral decoration with stars and spirals in the typical colors of local workshops during the 19th century. This type of jug is called “ciarla” in local dialect and usually purchased as a wedding … Continue reading

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Canakkale 19th – Blackamoor Tobacco Jar

Pottery blackamoor tobacco jar in the form of a black African man’s head, his hair as the lid (Çanakkale Turkey, late 19th – early 20th century). Blackamoors have a long history in decorative art and it stretches all the way … Continue reading

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Italy Rapino – St Rocco 1914

Water pitcher with St. Rocco who shows his wound of the plague and a dog holding a piece of bread in his mouth (dated 1914, Rapino, Italy). St. Roch or Rocco was born at Montpellier and had traveled to Italy … Continue reading

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Canakkale Ewer 42cm 19th century

Pottery ewer from Çanakkale Turkey (late 19th century). Pear-shaped body with a long narrow neck and a stylized bird’s head mouth. On the front of the body are floral rosettes and a branch with symmetrical leaves, all in high relief. … Continue reading

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Ariano (prob.) Female Figure 18th

Salt shaker in the shape of female figure, from the potteries of Naples region (probably Ariano). Such figures from Ariano and Naples belong to the most impressive ceramics in Italy. The hands and the basket are restored (late 18th century, … Continue reading

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Kutahya Plate – ‘Memento of Kutahya’ Inscription 19th/20th

Plate from Kütahya Turkey (late 19th – early 20th century). Cream colored paste, white slip and transparent glaze. The ground is decorated in fish scale motif. A floral motif springs from a central medallion and rosette blossoms are around the … Continue reading

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Caltagirone (Sicily) Flask – Dated 1908

A fine quality spherical pottery flask from Caltagirone (Sicily). The jug is dated 1908 and decorated with a drawing of three tulips ; pair of opposing handles from shoulder to the top of the neck (h 35 cm). A very … Continue reading

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Dutch Tiles 19th David & Goliath

Dutch tiles depicting David beheading Goliath (19th c.). From the late 17th to 19th century, many of the Dutch tile makers produced tiles depicting the Old and New Testament biblical stories. These tiles, usually installed as a fireplace surround, were … Continue reading

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Kutahya Plates 18th c – Samos Island Greece

Kütahya plates of the 18th century, embedded in the dome of Saint Matrona’s church in the village of Pano Vathi in Samos Island (Aegean Greece). During the building of churches, it was very common among the Christian populations to decorate … Continue reading

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Canakkale Ewer 19th c.

Ewer from Çanakkale Turkey (late 19th century). A pear-shaped body with a narrow neck, a long spout and a flat base. Red earthenware with a white slip and glaze with green splashes. Çanakkale ceramics were very popular in the Greek … Continue reading

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Pesaro Italy Coffee Pot 18th c

A maiolica coffee pot from Pesaro, Italy (late 18th century). Elegant form beautifully decorated with stylized flowers in daisy pattern. Another wonderful sample of the great pottery tradition of Pesaro. Private collection Athens Greece. Caffettiera . Di forma aggraziata. L’ … Continue reading

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Cerreto Sannita Dated 1737 – Soup Toureen

Soup toureen from Cerreto Sannita (dated 1737 on its basis). Cerreto Sannita is a municipality in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 60 km northeast of Naples. The ceramics art tradition flourished in Cerreto after … Continue reading

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Zarafa, a Giraffe which became France’s darling

Faience plates from Wally and Les issletes among other items painted with the famous giraffe Zarafa (c. 1827-9). Zarafa was a female giraffe given to Charles X King of France by Muhammad Ali of Egypt. She was one of the … Continue reading

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S. Italy (Abruzzi?) Albarello 18th or 19th c.

An 18th/19th century albarello, polychrome decorated with a stylised hare within a landscape (Southern Italy, Abruzzi ?). The hare has been a powerful symbol in mythology in major civilisations around the world for thousands of years and has always had … Continue reading

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Cyprus – Kouza 20th c.

Kouza, water jug from the mountain villages of Cyprus (Phini, Ayios Dimitrios and Kaminaria). In previous years the transportation of water from the fountain to the home was a daily task carried out with the aid of these large jugs, … Continue reading

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Ceramic cruet from Puente del Arzobispo (19th c.). El Puente del Arzobispo is a municipality located in the province of Toledo, Spain. The Province of Toledo has been the centre of handmade ceramics for well over a thousand years. The … Continue reading

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Spanish (Manises near Valencia) Plate 19th

Popular dish from the workshops of Manises, near Valencia, in Spain’s eastern Mediterranean coastal region. The plate is painted in bright colors blue, green, yellow and purple. The central theme is a bird standing on large flowers, while blue dots … Continue reading

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Hispano Moresque Ceramic Charger

A 17th century Hispano-Moresque copper lustre ceramic charger, with a banded rim decorated on the center with a stylized bird among carnations and scattered flowers (d 36 cm). Hispano-Moresque ware was a style of initially Islamic pottery created in Muslim … Continue reading

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French Pottery – La Ceramique Francaise – Poterie Francais, is on Air

A NEW PAGE WITH ‘FRENCH CERAMICS’ FROM Mid 16th to 19th CENTURY IS ON AIR WITH 60 UNIQUE ITEMS – FOLLOW US & ENJOY THIS UNIQUE & RARE PART OF THE FRENCH POTTERY And please do not forget that we … Continue reading

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Giant ceramic figure of a horseman, made ​​by Savas Yiasiranis from Archangelos Rhodes. Son of the famous craftsman Nicholas Yiasiranis, former master potter of the Icaros factory, Savas continues (as well as his brother Stephanos) the family tradition by making … Continue reading

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‘Kutahya Ceramics’ Page is on Air

A NEW PAGE WITH ‘KUTAHYA CERAMICS’ FROM 18th – 20th CENTURY IS ON AIR WITH MORE THAN 70 UNIQUE ITEMS – FOLLOW US & ENJOY THIS UNIQUE & RARE PART OF THE ISLAMIC HISTORY Please check under the “Islamic-Ottoman” category

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‘Kutahya Ceramics’ Page is on Air

A NEW PAGE WITH ‘KUTAHYA CERAMICS’ FROM 18th – 20th CENTURY IS ON AIR WITH 70 UNIQUE ITEMS – FOLLOW US & ENJOY THIS UNIQUE & RARE PART OF THE ISLAMIC HISTORY Please check under the “Islamic-Ottoman” category

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Armenian flask (Kutahya) dated from the second half of the 18th century. Representation of a mail figure in traditional clothing smoking a long stemmed pipe. The sides are decorated with needle-leafed branches while the perimeter of the flask is decorated … Continue reading

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Canakkale Plates with Ships & House Motifs

Canakkale plates dated from the 1st half of 19th century. Red earthenware (usual) with light – yellow glaze, with rare (ships, houses) motifs at the center. It was the early 17th century when Canakkale ceramics (souvenirs rather than objects of … Continue reading

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Joseph-Théodore Deck (1823–1891) was a 19th-century French potter. He was born in Guebwiller and began learning pottery in his early 20s. Deck was the first of the artist potters to explore historical styles in the name of progress in ceramics. … Continue reading

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Plate from Nevers (dated 1806 & inscribed Rene Lions) with the figure of Saint Maurille (Bishop of Angers) that regenerates a dead child by baptizing him. Saint Renee is the child that receives a re-born life. The theme of this … Continue reading

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The David Vases are the best-known porcelain vases in the world because of the rare inscriptions around their necks, dating them to precisely AD 1351. They are named after their most famous owner, Sir Percival David (1892-1964), who built-up one … Continue reading

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Visit out ‘Ceramopolis.com Page on Facebook’ and follow ceramic news from all over the world. Also check the ‘MuseumPolis Page on facebook’ and celebrate art through daily posts from more than 300 Museums & Art web sites. “Like” us is … Continue reading

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Canakkale plate dated from the 1st half of 19th century. Red earthenware (usual) with light – yellow glaze, and a fish design at the center. It was the early 17th century when Canakkale ceramics (souvenirs rather than objects of daily … Continue reading

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The French Revolution (Révolution Française; 1789–1799) was a period of radical social and political change in French and European history. French Revolution began in 1789 with the convocation of the Estates-General in May. First years of the revolution were dominated … Continue reading

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Canakkale plate dated from the 2nd half of 19th century. Red earthenware (usual) with light – yellow glaze, and the animal figure of a giraffe in the middle of trees. It was the early 17th century when Canakkale ceramics (souvenirs … Continue reading

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Beautiful Kutahya Pitcher (Turkey -2nd half of the 18th century). Plain rim with long neck and bulbous body in transparent glaze and decoration in yellow, cobalt blue, manganese purple and brownish red colors. A pair figures, one wearing a turban … Continue reading

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‘Greek Commemorative’ Page is on Air

A NEW PAGE WITH ‘GREEK COMMEMORATIVE’ FAIENCES FROM 19th & 20th CENTURY IS ON AIR WITH 40 UNIQUE ITEMS – FOLLOW US & ENJOY A UNIQUE PIECE OF THE GREEK HISTORY Please check under page “Greece”

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Greek Commemorative Ceramics 19th & 20th c.

THE NEW ‘GREEK COMMEMORATIVE’ CERAMICS FROM 19th & 20th CENTURY WILL BE ON AIR THIS WEEKEND WITH 40 UNIQUE ITEMS – FOLLOW US & ENJOY A PIECE OF THE GREEK HISTORY

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Plate with the Greek warship Georgios Averof, from the faiences of Creil and Montereau (Picardie Region of Northern France, early 20th century). Georgios Averof (Greek: Θ/Κ Γεώργιος Αβέρωφ) is an armored cruiser which served as the flagship of the Royal … Continue reading

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Ceramic pitchers for wine or raki from Northern Epirus (Southern Albania, 19th century). Excellent traditional example from the region’s folk pottery. Both pitchers have the characteristic holed joint between the long neck and the spout, for greater protection from cracking. … Continue reading

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Ceramic decorative figures in traditional Greek costumes from the factory of Kerameikos in Athens. The factory was founded in the early 20th century with the aim of industrial pottery production and manufacturing artistic ceramics. The products of Kerameikos SA, with … Continue reading

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Pair of anthropomorphic pitchers from the village Oboga, in Olt County (southern Romania). Oboga is a well known ceramic center, which is unique through its sculptural character of the shapes. Among Oboga’s ceramics are vinegar cruets, barrels, zoomorphic and anthropomorphic … Continue reading

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Italian Water Bottle (Ariano or Cerreto) late 18th or early 19th c.

Italian water bottle in the shape of a book (from Ariano or Cerreto, late 18th early 19th century). A wild hare and a bird in natural surroundings, decorate both sides of the bottle. When the bottle was filled with hot … Continue reading

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THE NEW ‘ITALY – POST 1600′ POTTERY PAGE IS ON AIR WITH 80 UNIQUE ITEMS – ENJOY THEIR FOLK ELEGANCE & BEAUTY

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Twin handled maiolica cup from Italy, painted with a central Virgin of Loreto and Child and the inscription “CON POL DI S CASA” (probably from Faenza or Marche region, second half of 18th c.). Loreto is a hill town of … Continue reading

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Wine ceramic jug from Pesaro, Marche area (early 19th c.). The jug is inscribed in Greek with a drinking verse and is decorated with bright colors. The verse in Greek is: “διερρηγμέν ! ενδύεται ο εραστής του ούνου, ου τόν … Continue reading

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19th century faience plate produced by ‘Les Islettes’ a manufactory of exquisite French pottery. The woman with parasol is Madame Bernard, the wife of the factory’s founder. The ‘Les Islettes’ faience factory in Bois d’ Epense, was founded by François … Continue reading

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Plate from Faenza Italy painted with a running deer (early 17th century). Towards the end of the 16th century the craftsmen of Faenza developed a new decorative style with simpler and more immediate forms of expression, as a reaction to … Continue reading

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Rose water sprinkler from Kütahya Turkey (first half of 18th c.). White paste, white slip and transparent, colorless glaze. The sprinkler has a ring foot and is decorated underglaze in yellow, turquoise, cobalt blue and brownish red with black outlining. … Continue reading

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Pottery in Greece – Παραδοσιακά Ελληνικά Κεραμικά 19ος & 20ος

Η κεραμική είναι μία από τις πιο αρχαίες ανθρώπινες δραστηριότητες. Χώμα, νερό και φωτιά. Με τα ίδια αυτά υλικά που κατασκευάστηκαν τα πρώτα αγγεία μερικές χιλιάδες χρόνια πριν, έπλασαν και συνεχίζουν να πλάθουν μέχρι σήμερα οι νεώτερες γενιές αγγειοπλαστών τα … Continue reading

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Pottery in Greece – Greek Ceramics in 19th – 20th century

The most important pottery centers in Greece until the recent past, were the Messinian Gulf (Koroni’s area) and Patra in Peloponese, Zakynthos and Corfu in the Ionian Islands, Ioannina and Arta in Epirus, Florina, Kozani and Thessaloniki in Macedonia, Metaxades, … Continue reading

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Jug from Grottaglie (province of Taranto, Puglia, southern Italy). The front is painted with a rooster between two trees (typical background for Grottaglie’s painted ceramics). The ceramic production has represented the wealth of the town for centuries. The numerous ceramic … Continue reading

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Pottery water jug from Caltagirone. The jug is dated 1888 and decorated with the rose pattern, a classical motif for this type of pots. Caltagirone (Sicilian : Caltaggiruni) is a town in the province of Catania, in central Sicily. The … Continue reading

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A maiolica apothecary jar from Pesaro, Italy. Late 18th century, pottery example from the workshop of Casali Callegari, decorated with stylized flowers in daisy pattern. The art of earth and fire in Pesaro dates back to the thirteenth century. From … Continue reading

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Potters from the ICARO Rodi Manufactory – Nikolaos Yasiranis

One of the most well known Rhodian potters is Nikolaos Yasiranis that was born in Rhodes in 1901. Yasiranis received his first lessons in pottery from his father Savvas that used to be a potter in Asia Minor. As a … Continue reading

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Maiolica plate from Calvello (South Italy). Calvello sits on a steep hillside in the middle of Basilicata, a mountainous region wedged between Puglia and Calabria. For centuries, apart from sheep farming and breeding, Calvello has produced fine tiles and ceramics. … Continue reading

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Zoomorphic ceramic pitcher from the village Poieniţa in Argeş, (southern central Romania). The mouth has been formatted in the shape of a mouflon’s head with horns in full curl. The European Mouflon (Ovis ammon musimon) is thought to be one … Continue reading

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Wedding pitcher from Agios Stefanos of Mantamados village (island of Lesbos, NE Aegean Sea). This is a characteristic earthenware vessel with many handles, decorated with beautiful floral motifs made by white slip. The two large handles symbolize the married couple … Continue reading

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Four handled earthenware jug from the island of Chios (Aegean Sea, Greece). A typical example of ceramic production from the village of Armolia, decorated with white slip and green glaze which bond well with the semi-porous surface. Armolia is located … Continue reading

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Wine jugs from the island of Samos (Aegean Sea, Greece). The muscat grape is the main decorative motif on these pots, which were made at the potteries of Karlovasi in the middle of 20th century. Samos Muscat wine is famous … Continue reading

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Big ceramic plate from South Italy (19th century, d 48 cm). This plate belongs probably to the ceramic production of Naples (Napoli) or Ariano. A female figure holding a spear with a cross at its base, dominates the center. The … Continue reading

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Large ceramic pitcher from Vama village in Oaş region of Northern Transylvania (county of Satu Mare, Romania). The pitcher has a traditional shape and painted decoration inspired by the bright colors (white and red) of the local folk costumes. With … Continue reading

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Aegina Greece – Water Jug with the Image of JFK (John F. Kennedy)

Water jug from the Greek island of Aegina (c. 1965). The vessel is made from local yellowish clay with characteristic floral decoration. The particularity however, is at the base of the neck, where is placed in relief form the image … Continue reading

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Greek Revolution of 1821 in French Ceramics (Philhellenism and the Factories in Montereau, Choisy & Toulouse)

Philhellenism in France right after the Greek revolution of 1821 against the Ottoman Empire, was experienced as a cultural phenomenon. After the massacre of Chios in 1822, Greek heroes like Marcos Botsaris, Alexandros Mavrokordatos, Constantine Kanaris and Andreas Miaoulis gained … Continue reading

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Some of the earliest jugs and bowls of that period were made in Orvieto (Umbria), Perugia and Tuscany, especially Florence that as a great mercantile centre of Italy was open to influences imported from Spain, Low Countries and the Orient. … Continue reading

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Plate from Urbino dated and signed by Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo, 1532. The scene represents Phaethon’s sisters (the Heliads) being changed into elms and his friend Cygnus into a swan. The shield of Pucci of Florence in the center … Continue reading

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Plate from Deruta in Umbria with distinctive painting of two riders dated around 1520. By the 1460s workshops in Deruta (Umbria) mastered the method of painting ceramics with metal luster. Deruta made large quantities of lustreware until the end of … Continue reading

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Suna & Inan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum is located in two historic buildings in Kaleiçi of old Antalya. One of the two buildings of the museum is the former Greek Orthodox Church of ST. George (Άγιος Γεώργιος in Greek) that is … Continue reading

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Exceptional example of an early Canakkale ceramic. Large jar with double handles dated from the mid 18th century. Bulbous body tapering down to a flat base, short neck, and a pair of small handles. Red earthenware with four large medallions … Continue reading

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The fearsome head of a Giant Dragon-Lion, made ​​in Çanakkale (late 19th century). The intense gaze, the powerful teeth, the twisting mustaches and the tongue that greedily springs from the open mouth, provides a wild beauty in this ceramic. Ceramic … Continue reading

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Vatta (in Greek : Βάττα με τα ποτούδκια), decorative ceramic vessel from the village of Kornos Cyprus (20th century). Kornos is one of the famous pottery centers in Cyprus, where pottery has the form of cottage industry. The pots are … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Canakkale Plates

Canakkale plates (tabak), all with red earthenware dated to the late 18th or beginning of the 19th century. Deep dishes with flat everted rim, narrowing to a ring base. At the centre of the dishes, we see composition of free … Continue reading

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Pitcher with relief decoration dated from the 19th century. Excelent example from the folk ceramic tradition of Bulgaria (Balkans). The Balkans (often referred as the Balkan Peninsula), is a geopolitical and cultural region of southeastern Europe that takes its name … Continue reading

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A pair of water pitchers from Florina (Northern Greece). The mouth of the pots has the shape of a horse head and in the body, rosettes and a central medallion with a human head can be found, all gilded over … Continue reading

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Wine ceramic jug from Pesaro Italy (end of the 18th c.). The jug is inscribed in Greek with a drinking verse and is decorated with bouquets of brightly colored foliage. At the bottom there is the mark of Casali and … Continue reading

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Canakkale plate dated from the first half of 19th century. Red earthenware with a clover-shaped medallion in the centre full with floral rosettes and leaves. Motif is completed by lacework edges. This kind of plates depicting centrally composed decorations were … Continue reading

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Although Canakkale ceramics come with many forms, especially loved and immediate recognizable are the Canakkale jugs with bulbous bodies, long necks and crowded colorful ornamentation. Characteristic example is the one in the photo in bright green glaze, eye like rosettes … Continue reading

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Example of Canakkale Pottery – two pairs of Canakkale plates dated from the first half of 19th century. Red earthenware with light – yellow glaze, and a stylized motif composed of discrete brush strokes, with additional brush strokes on the … Continue reading

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Horse-shaped ceramic cup from Canakkale Turkey (late 19th or early 20th century). Red earthenware and a brown body sporadically receiving splashes of green and white. The bridles are folded on the saddle and a large rosette rests on the chest. … Continue reading

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Dish from Iznik with a female figure (first half of the 17th century). The woman wears a long green belted dress, a blouse with blue sleeves, white trousers, red shoes and a colourful tall hat. She holds a bouquet with … Continue reading

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A new page is just uploaded with the story (in brief) of the ceramics from Islamic lands and 32 photos to give an example of the superb achievements of Islamic potters. Enjoy it…

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Wine ceramic jug from Pesaro Italy (end of the 18th c.). This jug is decorated with a beautiful peacock in the front and smaller ones all around the jug. With a double scroll handle and polychrome painting. G. M. mark … Continue reading

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Canakkale Jug dated from the late 19th century. Bulbous body with long neck and mouth shaped like the head of a horse bearing wings along its neck. Its tail is used as a handle for the jug. In the middle … Continue reading

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