Description & Technical information

A ‘gran fuoco’ ‘Bianco di Faenza’ tin-glazed earthenware majolica salt cellar, moulded with ram head terminals and scrolls, decorated in the so-called compendiary style, the rim painted with flowers in blue, yellow and orange. Firing hole under the base. Faenza, Italy, ca. 1560.

Date:  Faenza 1560 circa
Period:  1550-1600
Medium: Earthenware, porcelain
Dimensions: 11.5 x 20 x 11 cm (4¹/₂ x 7⁷/₈ x 4³/₈ inches)
Provenance: Italian collection
Literature: • C. Ravanelli Guidotti, Bianchi di Faenza, Ferrara, 1996, p.262.
• J. Giacomotti, Catalog des majoliques des Musées Nationaux, Paris, 1974, no. 1178, p.400.
Categories: Sculpture, Works of Art