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History of Italian Ceramics

Italians have always been distinguished by their taste and special artistic manner, while their crafts were always elegant and beautiful. Italian ceramics is no exception.

Pottery craft began to develop in Italy very early. Italians quickly mastered it, and soon pottery was considered an honorary craft. As it was traditional in the Middle Ages, it was available only to family dynasties and inaccessible to the rest of the people.

The influence of the Renaissance

Soon Italian ceramics became known to the whole world. The most talented potters came from Spain and Italy. Spanish ceramics were not accessible to the world due to fragmentation and the weak economy of the country, and could not be produced in the same quantities as Italian. So, Italy has become and remains a country with very strong artistic side, a country that sells the fruits of the pottery craft around the world.

Pottery centers

Cities in southern Italy traditionally considered the centers of antique Italian pottery craft are Cagliari, Naples, Capodimonte. Today, pottery made in Capodimonte is the most popular one.

Initially, all the dishes in Capodimonte were made of rather soft porcelain.

By the Renaissance Italian masters they formed their own unique style.

So, it was the initial period of manufacturing Italian pottery. It reflects the Rococo era. The second wave of Italian ceramic dishes already carried the features of the Neo-classicism era.

Today, Capodimonte dishes are akin to Venetian glass.

The value of products by Italian masters

Needless to say that Italian ceramic pottery is something that is valued in the antiques market more than many other items. Italian antiques are very few and poorly represented on global markets. Actually, this is what gives the pottery made in Italy such a high price and special significance.

How to take care of ceramics items

Italian painted pottery requires the same care as all other antiques. A glass cabinet will preserve your purchase from dust and dirt, and the glass will allow you to admire these beautiful works of art. Washing these hand-painted dishes with household chemicals is not a good idea. After all, Italian antique tableware today is more than tableware. Vintage Italian pottery items are real art masterpieces.

Difficulties in choosing ceramics

It is often difficult to ascertain that Italian ceramics and pottery is authentic. This is one of the main difficulties that buyers of Italian antique ceramics face.

Also, it is important to buy an item at its true price, preferably with the help of professionals. But there are more nuances: experts usually work with major purchases.

Since antiques are often bought with the intention of selling them for a profit in the long term, it is important to acquire items that may still be of value in 5 or 10 years from now.

The best way to purchase antiques

Buying antiques at a bargain price is always a difficult decision, which ideally should be accompanied by the support of an expert. By turning to us, you can avoid most of the pitfalls that novice retro ceramics collectors stumble upon. We have online discounts, and the assortment of vintage Italian ceramics we offer is astounding.

How do we solve all the problems that arise when buying antiques?

  • All the goods are genuine, and their description and information fully correspond to the actual item.
  • The prices of antiques in our store meet your needs, not our desires.
  • The items presented in our catalog are already selected in such a way that the buyer can be sure that its purchase will be a profitable investment when selecting the item.

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LARGE URN №1 with two handles in the style of Byzantine mosaics H73cm from the "Gold&Azure" series

LARGE URN №1 with two handles in the style of Byzantine mosaics H73cm from the "Gold&Azure" series

The decorative large urn (orcio), made in the style of the Byzantine mosaics - is a masterpiece..

€ 4299.00

LARGE URN №2 with two handles in the style of Byzantine mosaics H73cm from the "Gold&Azure" series

LARGE URN №2 with two handles in the style of Byzantine mosaics H73cm from the "Gold&Azure" series

The decorative large urn (orcio), made in the style of the Byzantine mosaics - is a masterpiece..

€ 4299.00

LARGE URN 0134  H82 cm

LARGE URN 0134 H82 cm

Authentic Tuscan ceramic urn is a product of artistic value, the painting of which entirely don..

€ 1899.00

URN from a series "SURPRISE" (ornament 151)  H85 cm

URN from a series "SURPRISE" (ornament 151) H85 cm

The original ceramic urn from the Surprise series - the result of creative fantasy by designer ..

€ 1895.00

URN from a series "SURPRISE" (ornament 155)  H86 cm

URN from a series "SURPRISE" (ornament 155) H86 cm

The original ceramic urn from the Surprise series - the result of creative fantasy by designer ..

€ 1895.00

ETRUSCAN VASE in the style of Byzantine mosaics H81cm from the "Gold&Green" series

ETRUSCAN VASE in the style of Byzantine mosaics H81cm from the "Gold&Green" series

The etruscan vase, made in the style of the Byzantine mosaics - is a masterpiece created by the..

€ 1895.00

PLATE "SCIPIONE L'AFRICANO" (historical series) D53 cm

PLATE "SCIPIONE L'AFRICANO" (historical series) D53 cm

Authentic Deruta decorative ceramic plate is a product of high artistic value, the painting of which..

€ 1785.00

PLATE "GUERRA DI TROIA" (historical series) D53 cm

PLATE "GUERRA DI TROIA" (historical series) D53 cm

Authentic Deruta decorative ceramic plate is a product of high artistic value, the painting of which..

€ 1675.00

PLATE "CONGIARIUM" (historical series) D53 cm

PLATE "CONGIARIUM" (historical series) D53 cm

Authentic Deruta decorative ceramic plate is a product of high artistic value, the painting of which..

€ 1675.00

PLATE "SBARCO DI ENEA ALLA FOCE DEL TEVERE" (historical series) D53 cm

PLATE "SBARCO DI ENEA ALLA FOCE DEL TEVERE" (historical series) D53 cm

Authentic Deruta decorative ceramic plate is a product of high artistic value, the painting of which..

€ 1675.00

VASE with base from a series "RICCIOLO" H90 cm

VASE with base from a series "RICCIOLO" H90 cm

Ceramic vase with base from the original Ricciolo series is the result of the delightful fusion of m..

€ 1645.00

LARGE URN 0125  H81 cm

LARGE URN 0125 H81 cm

Authentic Tuscan ceramic urn is a product of artistic value, the painting of which entirely don..

€ 1635.00

LARGE URN 0130  H77 cm

LARGE URN 0130 H77 cm

Authentic Tuscan ceramic urn is a product of artistic value, the painting of which entirely don..

€ 1550.00

LARGE URN 0126  H77 cm

LARGE URN 0126 H77 cm

Authentic Tuscan ceramic urn is a product of artistic value, the painting of which entirely don..

€ 1515.00

MEDIUM URN in the style of Byzantine mosaics H55cm from the "Gold&Azure" series

MEDIUM URN in the style of Byzantine mosaics H55cm from the "Gold&Azure" series

The decorative medium urn (orcio), made in the style of the Byzantine mosaics - is a masterpiec..

€ 1495.00

LARGE URN 0131  H85 cm

LARGE URN 0131 H85 cm

Authentic Tuscan ceramic urn is a product of artistic value, the painting of which entirely don..

€ 1465.00

LARGE URN 0136  H83 cm

LARGE URN 0136 H83 cm

Authentic Tuscan ceramic urn is a product of artistic value, the painting of which entirely don..

€ 1465.00

COLUMN in the style of Byzantine mosaics H82cm from the "Gold&Green" series

COLUMN in the style of Byzantine mosaics H82cm from the "Gold&Green" series

The decorative column/pedestal, made in the style of the Byzantine mosaics - is a masterpiece c..

€ 1445.00

AMPHORA in the style of Byzantine mosaics H85cm from the "Gold&Azure" series

AMPHORA in the style of Byzantine mosaics H85cm from the "Gold&Azure" series

The decorative amphora, made in the style of the Byzantine mosaics - is a masterpiece created b..

€ 1445.00

AMPHORA in the style of Byzantine mosaics H87cm from the "Gold&Skyblue" series

AMPHORA in the style of Byzantine mosaics H87cm from the "Gold&Skyblue" series

The decorative amphora, made in the style of the Byzantine mosaics - is a masterpiece created b..

€ 1445.00

VASE with two gold-plated handles H53cm from the "Yellow on Black" series

VASE with two gold-plated handles H53cm from the "Yellow on Black" series

Classic-shaped decorative vase with two gold-plated handles. The elegance of the form emphasizes a d..

€ 1445.00

PLATE with grotesques, satyrs and angels on a blue background D55cm

PLATE with grotesques, satyrs and angels on a blue background D55cm

 Authentic Deruta decorative ceramic plate with grotesques, satyrs and angels on a blue backgro..

€ 1445.00

WIDE URN 0140  H64 cm

WIDE URN 0140 H64 cm

Authentic Tuscan ceramic urn is a product of artistic value, the painting of which entirely don..

€ 1399.00

TILE with Madonna Filippino Lippi 33x45 cm

TILE with Madonna Filippino Lippi 33x45 cm

Authentic Deruta ceramic tile is a product of high artistic value, the painting of which entire..

€ 1395.00

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