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

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

c. 1575 Faenza Italy

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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".
Some chips at rim, unrestored historical condition.
Dimensions
Diameter 10.25 inch (26.03 cm)
Stock Code
8535
Medium
maiolica earthenware pottery tin glaze ceramic
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