Italian Majolica Master Salt In The Form Of A Lady and Basket, Ariano Irpino(204 views)
Description: Italian Majolica Polychrome Master Salt In The Form Of A Lady, Ariano Irpino Region, Italy. Mid-18th Century. The salt in the form of a female figure holding a large basket or basin in front of her, the basin with a large S, The basin is supported on a scrolled support column. This form is a typical example of tin-glazed earthenware from the Ariano Irpino region of Italy. In the province of Avellino, in the Campania region of Italy and known as Ariano di Puglia until 1930, Ariano Irpino can trace its ceramics roots back to Greco-Roman times; this, combined with Islamic influence seen in the work (due to the proximity of Saracen-ruled Lucera), made the region's faience and majolica a major part of its trade in the Middle Ages.
Condition Report: Excellent
Provenance: The Collection of Vivian S. Hawes
Dimensions: Height: 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)
Medium: Tin-glazed earthenware
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