Italian

Italian "Lattice" Series PotteryFrom the 1100s through to the 1700s, Italy had an incredible array of decorative dishes and her we present our own versions of these delightful designs. .

 

 

  • Latin Coffee Mugoctopus
  • 2 views of the Latin Coffee Mug, to show full textoctopus
Latin Coffee Mug
For those that are not... communicative... before their first cup of coffee (or tea, or hot cocoa), this mug has 3 warning levels: nec communicant "No Communication" at the top, oration acceptum "Speech Accepted" in the middle, conversatio parati "Conversation-ready" at the bottom.
Size

  • Mini Peacock Feather cupoctopus
  • Peacock Gobletoctopus
  • Peacock Feather Beker Cupoctopus


  • Faenza Feather Seriesoctopus

Faenza Peacock, 1480s
Shape
  • 1480s Faenza Peacock Bowloctopus
  • Large Low 1480s Faenza Peacock Bowloctopus
  • Peacock Feather Pitcheroctopus

  • 1480s Faenza Peacock ~12oz Mugoctopus
  • 1480s Faenza Peacock Plateoctopus
  • Faenza Peacock 1480s Platteroctopus
  • Peacock 1470s Plateoctopus
  • Peacock 1470s Platteroctopus
  • Faenza Feather Plateoctopus

Faenza Peacock Plate,  1470-1500
9-10" Plate
$51
  • Lattice Mini Cupoctopus
  • Italian 1500s Gobletoctopus
  • Lattice Mugoctopus
  • Lattice Bowloctopus

  • Lattice Pattern Artfaict Comparisonoctopus


Lattice Pattern, 1500s

Shape
  • Lattice Plateoctopus
  • Italian 1500s Pitcheroctopus
  • Lattice Platteroctopus
  • Deruta Plateoctopus
  • Deruta Platteroctopus
  • Deruta Feathe & Vine Pitcheroctopus
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  • Deruta Feather & Vine Artifact Comparisonoctopus

Deruta Feather & Vine, 1450s
Shape
  • Deruta Bowloctopus
  • Deruta Feather & Vine Goblet (both sides)octopus
  • Deruta Feather & Vine Low Bowloctopus
  • Siena Mini Cupoctopus
  • Siena Pitcheroctopus
  • Siena Gobletoctopus
  • 1505 Siena Replica & Variants Comparisonoctopus

Siena Blue & Yellow, 1505
Shape
  • Siena Low Bowloctopus
  • Siena Plateoctopus
  • V & A Plateoctopus
  • Gubbio Plate Artifact Comparisonoctopus

Gubbio Plate, 1537
8-9" Plate
$51
  • Berretino-inspired Pitcheroctopus
Faenza Musical-Themed, 1536
Shape
  • Italian Knight Platteroctopus
  • 1480s Deruta Platter Replica Comparisonoctopus

Deruta 1480s Warrior Platter
12-13" Platter
$119
  • Italian Serpent Platteroctopus
  • 1490s Deruta Platter Replica Comparison

Deruta 1490s Serpent Platter
12-13" Platter
$119
  • Siena Setoctopus
1-person Setting
Set Option
Pattern
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History & Documentation

  • Albarello, 1480s, Faenzaoctopus
Albarello, 1480s, Faenza
  • Peacock Feather Plate, Getty Museumoctopus
Peacock-Pattern Dish (Piatto), Italian, possibly Faenza, 1470 - 1500 Tin-glazed earthenware H: 2 1/2 x Diam.: 15 3/8 in. 84.DE.103 Getty Museum
"This is an unusually shaped plate with a small, slightly raised center and wide, sloping sides. It is brilliantly decorated in dark and light blue, copper green, bright ocher, and manganese purple. A bold, eight-pointed whorl of tapering leaves and peacock feathers surrounds a star and flower medallion in the center. The peacock-feather motif may refer to Cassandra Pavoni ( pavone means peacock), the lover of Galeotto Manfredi, lord of Faenza in the late fifteenth century. Very few objects with designs that are purely ornamental-- without coats of arms, animals, or portraits-- have survived. Since plates, vases, drug jars, and jugs painted in this style were often produced for daily use they were frequently broken or chipped. This dish is in such good condition that it was probably used as a display piece. The purpose of the two small holes at the edge of the plate is unclear although they may have been used to suspend the plate for display."
  • Albarellooctopus
  • Albarello c1500, Louvre Parisoctopus
Albarello, c1500, Louvre, Paris
  • Mid 1400s Derutaoctopus
Plate, mid 1400s, Deruta
  • Portrait Platteroctopus
Portrait Platter, 1500s, Castel Durante
  • Plate, V&A Museumoctopus
Plate, tin-glazed earthenware, 1537 by Giorgio Andreoli (1465-1555), Gubbio, Italy, 6864-1860 V & A Museum
"Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), perhaps made in Castel Durante or Urbino, with lustre added at a final firing in the workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreadi of Gubbio. The decoration is typical of the knot-work which so interested designers in the early 16th century. Similar patterns were used on Islamic-influenced pottery made in Spain and extensively exported."
  • Berretino Jug, view 1octopus

  • Berretino Jug, view 2octopus
Berretino Jug with a Musical Theme, tin-glazed earthenware, 1536 Faenza, Italy. H: 12 13/16 x Diam. [lip]: 5 1/4 x W [max]: 10 1/4 in.
84.DE.115 Getty Museum
"Three large medallions, each labeled with the date 1536, decorate the body of this oval jug. They show the mythological figure of Orpheus playing a lira da braccio, a musician in contemporary dress playing a lute, and Elisha, an Old Testament prophet with a turban and a long beard, reading a book. In the Bible, on hearing the music of a stringed instrument, Elisha entered an ecstatic trance and began preaching about doom and destruction. The musical theme of the three medallions suggests that the jug's owner was a music lover or perhaps a musician himself. "
  • Albarello, 1505 Siena, Ashmolean Museumoctopus
Albarello (storage jar) Siena, c. 1500 - 1510. 1645 cm (weight); 39.3 cm (diameter); tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica). This unusually small storage jar has colouring and ornament characteristic of Siena at the beginning of the 16th century. See also WA1888.CDEF.C412.  no. 5. WA1888.CDEF.C411
  • Plate, 1480s Deruta, British Museumoctopus

  • Plate, 1480s Deruta, British Museumoctopus
Dish, 1470-90 (circa), Deruta, Italy, earthenware covered on the front and back with a presumed tin-glaze and painted with a young man in shirt and tights holding a shield and spear. The figure is in a contour panel. Outside the panel stylized flowers and curving tendrils. On the rim `Gothic leaf' pattern. The reverse is covered with a semi-translucent glaze, apparently with some slip coating. Diameter: 38 centimetres Height: 7.9 centimetres. British Museum 1899,0615.1
  • Plate, Deruta 1490s, Metropolitan Museumoctopus
Plate with the Visconti arms, ca. 1480–1500, Italian, probably Deruta Medium: Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) Dimensions: Overall (confirmed): H. 3 5/16 x Diam. 15 in. (8.4 x 38.1 cm) Classification: Ceramics Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1946 Accession Number: 46.85.16 This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 604
The distinctive motif of a coiled serpent swallowing a boy derives from the coat of arms of the Visconti family who ruled Milan until 1450, when power shifted to the Sforza family who appropriated this heraldic device when they assumed the Dukedom.

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