52. Ceramic Plate from Naples or Ariano – Female Figure 19th c

Napoli or Ariano 19th - Private collection Greece

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 confronted trees are a characteristic and common decorative motif of the region. Both the Naples area and the Ariano are well known for the exceptional quality and beauty of their ceramics, which are highly sought after by collectors.
Grande piatto con la figura di una donna. Fabbriche di Napoli o Ariano, sec. XIX, diam. cm 48. Coll. Privata, Atene.

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