Deruta Italy Set 5 Ceramic Plates with Cobalt Blue Decorations


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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Set of five charming ceramic plates with rich cobalt blue decorations on a white background; three plates have a diameter of cm.30 and are the two with both painted on the bottom a little bird surrounded by flowers and vine shoots but with different border decorations, the other is the one with a star painted in the center and a flowery border; the other two have a diameter of cm.33 and have a pomegranate design in the center surrounded by vine shoots, both again with different borders. They were all painted exclusively by hand and faithfully reproduce ancient Umbrian decorations from the 1700s; made between 1950 and 1954 in a small artisan workshop in Deruta (Perugia-Italy). The ceramic mixture is coarse (see photos of the back of the plates) characteristic of Deruta ceramics because the entire processing cycle of the objects is totally manual. We do not know why the people of Deruta began working with terracotta and producing pottery vessels and artifacts, but we do know with certainty that as early as the Middle Ages the city was known for producing high-quality pottery; the earliest written sources date Deruta (Perugia) pottery to 1282. During the Renaissance, more than fifty kilns were active in Deruta with which artists such as Perugino, Pinturicchio, and Luca Signorelli collaborated. The craftsmanship of Deruta's ceramic artisans and artists has never declined over time. In the early 1900s, a consortium was created that grouped most of the artisan workshops, and the same consortium guaranteed the quality of the objects produced. a trademark Ceramiche Deruta was also devised, but very often each artisan did not mark their objects aware that Deruta ceramics stood out from other productions in a strong and personal way. Our dishes are in good condition. You can see that in each plate on the bottom (see photo) there are three places where the pottery looks chipped, these are the marks left by the iron supports on which the plates were rested when they came out of the kiln and were put to cool and fix the color in small ventilated chambers. Measurements two plates are diameter of cm.33 and a height cm.4, the other three are diameter cm.30, a height cm.4. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

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4H x 33DI
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1,57H x 12,99DI
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Good; Wear consistent with age and use. Our dishes are in good condition. For more detailed information read the description.
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