Category Archives: Italian Pre 1600

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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