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Tondino

ca. 1530

Deruta, Italy

Lustered tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

9 1/4 in. Dm x 3/4 in. H in. (23.4 cm Dm x 2.1 cm H)

$3,300.00

Lusterware, a specialty of Deruta ceramics, epitomizes the ways in which technologies and aesthetics move and persevere through time and space. The highly prized iridescent effect was invented in Iraq in the 9th century and encouraged “pleasurable wonder” (ajab), inducing a physical reaction to a constantly changing object depending on the light and the position of the viewer. This technique made its way through the Islamic world to Spain and then to Italy in the 15th century, where this esteemed technological achievement continued to capture the same “pleasurable wonder” from spectators. Today, the effect of this Deruta maiolica lusterware dish is no less marvelous than it was over a millennium ago.

Lusterware, a specialty of Deruta ceramics, epitomizes the ways in which technologies and aesthetics move and persevere through time and space. The highly prized iridescent effect was invented in Iraq in the 9th century and encouraged “pleasurable wonder” (ajab), inducing a physical reaction to a constantly changing object depending on the light and the position of the viewer. This technique made its way through the Islamic world to Spain and then to Italy in the 15th century, where this esteemed technological achievement continued to capture the same “pleasurable wonder” from spectators. Today, the effect of this Deruta maiolica lusterware dish is no less marvelous than it was over a millennium ago.

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Condition

Excellent. Very little wear to rim. Small rim loss measuring 0.8 cm.

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Excellent. Very little wear to rim. Small rim loss measuring 0.8 cm.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $75.

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All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

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An essay for this object is forthcoming. Sign up for our email list to be the first to know when this essay is published!

This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $75.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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