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RAFFAELLESCO Cachepot Planter Vase Deruta Majolica Large Ceram
RAFFAELLESCO Cachepot Planter Vase Deruta Majolica Large Ceramby EuroLuxHome
Product Details Item #: AS-433 Dimensions (inches): 12H x 14W x 14D Date: New Material: Ceramic Collection: Raffaellesco Condition Condition: NEW This is a newly made piece in excellent condition Additional Information Mark: EuroLux Home Style: Deruta MAJOLICA, FAIENCE, AND DERUTAThe invention of a pottery glaze for decorative use with the addition of tin oxide to the slip of a lead glaze occurred in Persia before the 9th century. Tin glaze turns into opaque white enamel when fired. Majolica and faience are synonymous terms, which refer to hand-painted earthenware pottery on which a tin glaze has been used.The term majolica has its origin in the name of the Spanish island, Majorca (Maiorca), which was a transshipping point for tin-glazed wares being transported from the kingdom of Aragon in Spain to Italy in the 14th and 15th centuries. This type of pottery drew inspiration from the Moorish influence in Spain. Ships arriving from Majorca landed at the port of Pisa, so it is easy to trace on a map how the production of majolica spread through Tuscany to the Umbria region with its rich deposits of clay in the hills around Orvieto, Gubbio and Deruta, and to Faenza in the Emilia Romagna area. The term faience is the French word for the city of Faenza, one of the major producers of majolica for export as early as the 15th century. Eventually the production of majolica, or faience, spread to France, Germany, Holland, Portugal, and England as well. Plateel is the Dutch word which means Majolica.Italian majolica, or faience, reached its zenith in the 15th and 16th centuries, although it is still in production today. Several styles of decoration developed over the centuries and different cities had their own unique interpretations. Quick brush strokes and the Moorish influence of interwoven leaves, flowers, arabesques, birds and other animals are hallmarks of Italian majolica. Depictions of beautiful courtly ladies and gentlemen were popular, as well as the styles known as Ricco, Rafaellesco, Arabesco, and Gallo.The Ricco style dates from the 15th century and is one of the most classic and enduring majolica styles. It is also known as Ricco Deruta or just Deruta, and is recognized by the use of blue, orange and yellow and a stylized fleur di lis with many swirls.The Rafaellesco style dates from the 16th century and is attributed to the Italian Renaissance master artist, Raphael, who created the stylized dragon as a symbol of good luck and fair winds (notice the puffs of wind coming from the dragon’s mouth) for the seagoing merchants of the era. Bright yellow and blue are the predominant colors.Birds are the central motif of both the Arabesco and Gallo styles. The Arabesco style features a dove on an abstract background and was commonly painted in blue, red, green, or in polychrome. The Gallo, or Rooster, style originated in Orvieto and features the symbol of good luck in Italy, the crowing rooster. Like the Arabesco style, the Gallo style is found in blue, red, green, or in polychrome. Object: Cachepot PlanterRead More
Consigned Plate Sailing Boat Pewter Vintage 1950 French Decorative
Consigned Plate Sailing Boat Pewter Vintage 1950 French Decorativeby EuroLuxHome
Product Details Item #: 11-191-0 Dimensions (inches): 12.50H x 12.50W x 1D Comment: A great design for your collection! Origin: France Date: 1950 Material: PEWTERPewter is a metal alloy, traditionally between 85 and 99% tin, with the remainder consisting of copper, antimony, and lead, and has traditionally been used to make tableware and decorative items. Pewter is highly ductile, meaning that it can easily be worked, embossed, or carved, and has been in use since at least Roman times. Pewter starts out glossy and bright and over time the metal oxidizes, acquiring a nice grayish patina. The tradition of marking high quality pewter began in the 14th century and continues today. Typical quality marks include the rose stamp, the crown stamp, and the angel stamp featuring the Arc Angel Michael with a balance and sword. Availability: Available for Immediate Shipment Condition Condition: GOOD In overall good condition. Antique and vintage items by their very nature show normal wear to finish and miscellaneous scratches, nicks, and dings due to age and use. As we define 'good condition' relative to the stated age of the piece, we would expect to see 'character marks' consistent with that age and could include nicks or dings on a piece of furniture, normal separation at joints in wood due to expansion and contraction over time, minor damage to veneer has been stabilized, most locks functioning, most drawers and doors open or slide easily, some original trim may be missing or has been replaced with genuine period-correct substitutes or new reproductions, and there may be one or more splits in the wood due to age and use. If there has been a break in the marble, it has been repaired and the repair may be visible. There may be minor restoration that is visible. Chairs considered 'good condition' may have professional structural repairs but are considered to be structurally sound. These types of repairs may be visible upon close inspection. Upholstered items may show wear consistent with age and use and may need to be reupholstered. EuroLux Antiques makes no representation regarding the comfort of chairs or useability for the customer's particular application. Item Specifics: There is a dent in the rim. Additional Information Mark: EuroLux Home Subject: Sailing Subject Keywords: Sailing Style: Decorative DECORATIVEThe decorative arts are traditionally defined as ornamental and functional works in ceramic, wood, glass, metal, or textile. The field includes ceramics, glass, furniture, furnishings, interior design, and architecture. Decorative items are used to make one’s home more beautiful and to bring joy to daily life. Object: PlateRead More