A Descriptive Catalogue of the Maiolica, Hispano-Moresco, Persian, Damascus, and Rhodian Wares in the South Kensington Museum; With Historical Notes

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Maiolica, Hispano-Moresco, Persian, Damascus, and Rhodian Wares in the South Kensington Museum; With Historical Notes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...by the 8398. '63. PLATE, "Fruttiera" or "Bacino" Lustred ware. "Majolica" Subject, from the history of Jason. Reverse, foliated scroll ornaments in lustre colours, with a letter, probably N blurred, and the date 1540. Italian (Pesaro or Urbino, lustred at Gubbio). Diam. io in. Bought (Soulages Coll.), 25/. Mr. J. C. Robinson, in the Soulages Catalogue, page 18, No. I," remarks, "This is one of a numerous class of works, all apparently by the fame hand, and as evidently imitations of the style and technical peculiarities of Giorgio. The present example, and indeed the specimens generally, are richly decorated with the ruby and yellow lustres, the former tint being, perhaps, heavier and less brilliant than that of M. Giorgio. In the absence of any direct clue to the origin of these pieces, it is conjectured that they were the production of some scholar or workman of Giorgio, who had succeeded in discovering the secret of the lustre colours. // is most likely that the place of their manufaSvi was Gubbio; they are always coarser in design and ruder in execution than the genuine works of the master, and even when not initialed by the N, on the reverse of the pieces, may be distinguished by the peculiarity of the flefli tints, which are heavily outlined or fliaded with deep olive, and crudely heightened in the lights with white enamel." We cannot quite agree in this opinion, believing them rather to have been the produce of another fabrique, lustred at Gubbio; the more so as this was probably painted by the fame hand as No. 8899. 8899. '63 TAZZA or Fruttiera." Lustred ware. "Majolica." The birth of Adonis; composition of seven figures in a landscape. Reverse, the usual...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236606590
  • 9781236606594