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Italian Renaissance period maiolica dish with the mark of Virgiliotto Calamelli, Faenza. 16th century - circa 1575 Faenza Italy

Diameter 10.25inch [26.03cm]
Medium maiolica earthenware pottery tin glaze ceramic
Description Circular Renaissance pottery dish with elaborate blue scrolling decoration, the center panel with a ducal armorial in polychrome colours of a Cardinal. The reverse of the piece bears the initials of the master maiolica potter Virgiliotto Calamelli his famous workshop located in Faenza Italy.
Calamelli's workshop was renown for producing a high quality resilient reflective white glaze " bianca di Faenza".
Condition Some chips at rim, unrestored historical condition.
gbp 4875.00 (Pound Sterling)
Stock Code 8535
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