The furnaces of Caltagirone (Sicily) and Deruta (Tuscany) have produced pots that are worth their weight in gold today. These and their resplendent lusterware cousins of Manises and Valencia (Spain) are in demand on the collectors' market. This book features hundreds of photos of authentic Maiolica from the high period and catalogs reproductions from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, giving readers "the whole picture." Since the nineteenth century, Maiolica has been faked with a passion and naïve collectors are easily beguiled. This valuable resource describes the history of the production and use of Maiolica as well as the history of collecting Maiolica. Also included are a price guide and resources for collectors and dealers.
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Romina Azzopardi co-authored Antique Collecting in Malta and Daily Life in Eighteenth Century Malta (with Robert Attard). She is a mother of two daughters, Roberta and Renee' Marie. Robert Attard is the author of many books and articles including Collecting Military Headgear (Schiffer Books) and the Malta, A Collection of Tales and Narratives series.