What you can find under ‘Italy’ pottery page
Page1. Italy – Pre 1600 (en)
Page2. Italy – Post 1600 (en)
Italy - Hondius 1633
The tradition and history of Italian pottery is full of colors and creativity. Italian ceramics are characterized by an artistic style and quality, one cannot easily find. Maiolica (a word generally used for enameled and decorative ceramics) were imported into Italy through the isle of Maiorca in the 13th c. It is during the late 15th and early 16th centuries, in the Renaissance period, that maiolica reached in Italy its peak providing masterpieces from potters in Faenza, Florence, Pesaro, Montelupo, Castelli among many others. Italian pottery became a mean of artistic expression giving value and merit to the art of traditional and talented Italian potters, transforming their work to the art that we marvel today.