Italian Majolica Albarello Vase With Bishop Coat of Arms, 19th Century

Italian Majolica Albarello Vase With Bishop Coat of Arms, 19th Century

Description

Italian Majolica Albarello Vase With Bishop Coat of Arms, 19th Century

 

Italian albarello vase made in the majolica technique - tin glazed earthenware, Italy, most likely Florence or Turin, 19th century.

The ceramic albarello vase is glazed with tin white glazing and adorned on one side with mythologic fish or dolphins, flowers and pears and on the other side with a large coat of arms. The coat of arms is an azure field with a gold chevron, 2 stars and a rose. Atop the coat of arms are a bishop’s hat and scepter. Was made for a bishop, with the motto “Lucet et Ardet”. The white background is decorated with blue foliage.

The bottom of the vase carries a hallmark and maker’s mark.

Majolica, also spelled Maiolica is a mostly Italian art form introduced in the 15th century and appears all over Italy around that period. Ceramic pieces of various utilities and shapes are tin glazed and painted with enamel in a limited palette -  mostly cobalt blue, antimony yellow, iron red, copper green, and manganese purple. White enamel was also sometimes used for highlights.

 

Measurements

39 x 30 cms

 

Condition
Excellent overall condition. no damage or missing parts. Small chip at the rim.

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