Italian History

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Italian Portrait Plates – Hand Painted in Deruta

Written by Jessica Graybill A familiar theme in Italian ceramics are the regal portrait platters that depict Italian nobles. Naturally, portraiture has been commonplace for centuries throughout many different cultures, but the remarkable skills necessary to produce these ultra-refined paintings on ceramics is truly an impressive feat. Hand painted in Deruta, Italy - Our [...]

Antique Giare

Written by Jessica Graybill Several years ago in a small town in the heel of Italy's boot, we happened upon a man selling giare from his truck. Having seen many of these beautiful urns over the years on the old farms throughout the area, we thought they'd be a great addition to our collection back [...]

Della Robbia – A Florentine Icon

Written by Jessica Graybill Luca della Robbia was an Italian sculptor from Florence, born in about 1400. Though he was a prominent stone sculptor for much of his life, he became well known for developing a technique to create beautiful, colorful tin-glazed terracotta statuary in the early 1440s, and this became his primary medium of [...]