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Italian Renaissance Ceramics

Maiolica, the Renaissance Italian CeramicsCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Dish with The Story of Semiramis
Maiolica ceramics was first developed around 1370 in the Italian regions of Tuscany and Umbria with a refined , white glaze which occurred due to the presence of tin oxide, causing a fine white ash.
One of the most appealing styles of pottery ever produced, the tin-glazed pottery was made in Italy during the Renaissance (1300-1700). The early designs dated between 1440 and 1540 were influenced by the pottery imported from Islamic North Africa.
After the first firing, the bisque is dipped into a bath of fast drying liquid glaze. When dry, the glazed piece is ready to be hand painted. A final firing at a high temperature about 1690 F makes the glaze interact with the metal oxides in the paint to create brilliant translucent colors.
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Pitcher

Pitcher

Made in Rome, Italy

Jug

Jug

Made in probably Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Dish with Lion

Dish with Lion

Made in Tuscany, Italy

Tile

Tile

Made in probably Orvieto, Italy

Pitcher

Pitcher

Made in Orvieto, Italy

Vase
Plate
Dish with Rampant Lions

Dish with Rampant Lions

Made in Orvieto, Italy

Jug

Jug

Made in Orvieto ?, Italy

Vase
Jug

Jug

Made in Todi, Italy

Dish

Dish

Made in Orvieto, Italy

Globe
Dish
Jug

Jug

Made in Todi, Italy

Large Dish
Pharmacy Jar

Pharmacy Jar

The ivy-leaf pattern is derived from Valencian lusterware, which was imported into Tuscany in large quantities during the 1400s. Italian potters, who at the time had not yet learned how to produce the sheen of ... more

Albarello
Pharmacy jar
Dish
Basin
Albarello
Albarello

Albarello

Possibly by Vincenzo di Marco

Globular jar

Globular jar

Style of Domenico Veneziano (Italian, active by 1438–died 1461 Florence)

Plateau
Albarello
Albarello
Jug
Albarello
Jug
Dish

Dish

Probably by Orazio Fontana (Italian, Urbino, ca. 1510–1576)

Dish
Dish
Albarello
Plate
Inkstand
Ewer
Jug
Albarello
Vase

Vase

Giovanni della Robbia (Italian, Florence 1469–1529/30 Florence)

Globular vase

Globular vase

Style of Domenico Veneziano (Italian, active by 1438–died 1461 Florence)

Albarello
Plate
Dish (coppa)

Dish (coppa)

workshop of Giovanni Maria Vasaro (Italian (Castel Durante), active early 16th century)

Dish
Dish
Dish
Dish
Dish
Dish
Albarello
Plateau
Dish
Shallow bowl with a bearded saint

Shallow bowl with a bearded saint

Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli (Italian (Gubbio), active first half of 16th century)

Ewer
Plate
Ewer
Plate with The Lover Tormented

Plate with The Lover Tormented

Probably workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli (Italian (Gubbio), active first half of 16th century)

Shallow bowl with The Suicide of Dido

Shallow bowl with The Suicide of Dido

The figure is adapted from an engraving, The Death of Lucretia, by Marcantonio Raimondi (1480-1530) after Raphael. Maestro Giorgio Andreoli (Italian (Gubbio), active first half of 16th century)

Armorial bowl

Armorial bowl

Workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli (Italian (Gubbio), active first half of 16th century)