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Deruta, Italy: Famous Maiolica in Umbria

In a recent post, I showed you a few of the highlights of the medieval hill town of Todi, Italy. Today, let’s travel north along busy E45, following the route of the ancient Roman Via Tiberina toward Perugia. 660 more words


England April 2016 Shopping Report

We’re back from our spring shopping trip in England. The jet lag only lasted a week (thank goodness!) and the container should hit the water later this week. 469 more words


15th Century Hispano-Moresque Ware

15th Century Hispano-Moresque Ware


Original Source Information

Date: 1400–1450

Geography: Made in probably Manises, Valencia, Spain

Culture: Spanish

Medium: Tin-glazed earthenware

Dimensions: Overall: 13 5/8 x 2 3/16 in. 282 more words


Armorial Dish

Armorial Dish

Baroness Ysabella de Draguignan

Place of Origin: Urbino, Italy


Artist/Maker: Workshop of Giorgio Andreoli (ca. 1465-1553)

Materials and Techniques: Majolica (tin-glazed earthenware) 22 more words


Mid 16th Century Flower Holder

Mid 16th Century Flower Holder

Baroness Ysabella de Draguignan

February, 2013

Maiolica, or majolica, is a glazing technique employed to mimic porcelain. The tin glaze creates a white surface to which oxides are added to create a scene, often in vibrant colours. 507 more words


Create something new: What would you do with 500 olive trees?

I recently came across another inspiring example of using your inheritance to create something new.

Alessandro inherited 500 olive trees with his grandfather’s Sicilian property. 418 more words

Trying New Things

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Thomas Forester and Sons Ltd.
Phoenix, Florant Majolica – 11.5 x 5 inches

“In 1877, Thomas Forester commenced business at a small manufactory in High Street; and as his business rapidly increased, he took additional premises in Church Street. 201 more words

Art Discarded