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Charger

ca. 1880

Ulisse Cantagalli (1839-1901, Italian)

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

19 3/4 in. Dm x 1 3/4 in. H (50.2 cm Dm x 4.4 cm H)

$2,400.00

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Ulisse Cantagalli was a master of Italian Renaissance Revival maiolica, utilizing his ceramics to deploy a shared national history and visual language in the midst of the Risorgimento. This blue and white charger recalls the maiolica of Savona, with its light blue designs sketchily rendered and heavily molded grotesques and putti in high relief. Comparisons to 17th-century Savona maiolica reveal Cantagalli’s precise and expert replication as an homage to Italian heritage.

Ulisse Cantagalli was a master of Italian Renaissance Revival maiolica, utilizing his ceramics to deploy a shared national history and visual language in the midst of the Risorgimento. This blue and white charger recalls the maiolica of Savona, with its light blue designs sketchily rendered and heavily molded grotesques and putti in high relief. Comparisons to 17th-century Savona maiolica reveal Cantagalli’s precise and expert replication as an homage to Italian heritage.

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Condition

Very good. A few minor glaze chips throughout. Two drilled holes on foot for hanging.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

References

Ballay, Ute. “19th-Century Italian Majolica.” Antiques & Collecting Magazine 9 (1996): 38-44.

Del Pellegrino, Walter and Karen. Italian Pottery Marks from Cantagalli to Fornasetti (and Everyone in Between), 1850-1950. 2005.

Frescobaldi Malenchini, Livia, and Oliva Rucellai, eds. Il risorgimento della maiolica italiana: Ginori e Cantagalli (The revival of Italian maiolica). Firenze: Polistampa, 2011.

Very good. A few minor glaze chips throughout. Two drilled holes on foot for hanging.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Ballay, Ute. “19th-Century Italian Majolica.” Antiques & Collecting Magazine 9 (1996): 38-44.

Del Pellegrino, Walter and Karen. Italian Pottery Marks from Cantagalli to Fornasetti (and Everyone in Between), 1850-1950. 2005.

Frescobaldi Malenchini, Livia, and Oliva Rucellai, eds. Il risorgimento della maiolica italiana: Ginori e Cantagalli (The revival of Italian maiolica). Firenze: Polistampa, 2011.

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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 $150.

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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