Albarello in majolica with polychrome decoration of a portrait of a young woman in the left profile. In a banner the inscription "Ung de corb s cast". On the back, blue stylized ribbons motif.
ITALY, Casteli, around 1555/1565. 16th century.
Height: 19 cm.
Workshop of Orazio Pompei (1507-1589).

Polychrome earthenware plaque representing the Crucifixion with Mary, Saint John and Mary Magdalene. In the centre of the composition stands the cross with Christ in the closed eyes, two angels holding chalices collect divine blood; on either side, the Virgin and John, hands joined; Mary Magdalene kneeling embraces Christ's feet surrounding the stipe with her two arms; landscape in the background with river and city of Jerusalem; framing with a frieze of water leaves.
Marked on the reverse side "D. / 1565/.F.
Workshop of Giacomo Mancini known as El Frate
ITALY, Deruta, Third quarter of the 16th century. Length: 30.5 cm. Height: 39.8 cm.
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Deruta (Italy), jug in faïence with polychrome decoration. Apothecary inscription : “O.ROSATO".
ITALY, Deruta. Circa 1540-1550.
Height: 19.4 cm


Crespina, with "berettino" decoration in the centre of Saint Francis receiving the stigmata and on the wing and edge "a quartieri " foliage.
Marked « B » on the back. Possible attribution to the Bergantini family, circa 1535-45. Sixteenth century. ITALY, Faenza.
Diameter: 25,7 cm.


Dish faïence with polychrome decoration in "istoriato" representing the one episode of the war Cascina between Florence and Pise in 1364.
ITALY, Urbino. Sixteenth century, to 1535-45.
Diamètre : 23,7 cm.


A maiolica baluster vase with two handles, jewels and fluting polychrome decoration.
ITALY, Deruta. First third of the 16th century.
Height : 32.5 cm.


A large maiolica albarellowith polychrome decoration "a quartieri" with Ste Apollonia and opposite mask, dolphins and foliages.
Workshop of Virgiliotto Calamelli, 
ITALY, Faenza. Circa 1550-1570.
Height : 46 cm.


A large majolica baluster vase decorated “a compendiario” with Elie and Moïse in blue, yellow and ocher yellow.
ITALY, Faenza. End of the 16th century or beginning of 17th century.
Height : 60 cm.


A majolica pair of albarelli decorated in blue and ocher to Persian palmette.
ITALY, Montelupo. 16th century.
Height : 27.5 cm


A majolica cup with polychrome decoration “a istoriato" representing the Judgement of Solomon.
Inscription on the back "Sotezin de Salomone/ de gele doidone" and dated 1551. ITALY, Urbino. Mid-16th century.
Diameter : 25 cm.


A majolica jar with polychrome decoration of scrolls and stylized flowers foliage on a blue background and two medallions with a head of a young man and a warrior. Workshop of Maestro Domenico.
ITALY, Venice. Circa 1560-1570.
Height: 24 cm Diameter: 25 cm.


A albarello majolica with two-handles, painted with persian palmette and blue, yellow and green.
ITALY, Montelupo. Beginning 16th century.
Height: 24.5 cm.
Albarello A similar form is preserved in the Museum of Decorative Arts Lyon and reproduced by Carola Fiocco, Gabriella Ghérardi et Liliane Sfevi-Fakhri, "Majoliques Italiennes, collection Gillet, 2001, n° 29, P. 60.
Cf. Dr J. Chompret, "Répertoire de la Majolique Italienne" Ed. San Gottardo, Milano 1949, volume II, Fig. 1093 et 1094 page 139


Pair of faïence vases with handles polychrome decoration. On the belly of two busts in medallions representing the Annunciation and the Virgin crowned, surrounded by flowers and foliage of dolphins stylized monochrome blue back. Arms of Santa Maria Convent of Servi.
Dated 1661. Workshop of Chigi di S. Quirico d’Orcia.
ITALY, Sienne. Second part of the 17th century.
Height: 33,6 cm.


Large rectangular inkstand with two side drawers in Urbino majolica decorated with cherubs in relief at the corners and each cartridge on Latin inscriptions : «If it is the apple of the tree is the cause of the fault first, it is the Christ on the wood of the cross who save the world».
ITALY, Patanazzi workshop, end of 16th century.
Dimensions: Height: 22.5 cm Width: 46 cm Depth: 33 cm
Cf.Pièce of the same style in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Friesdsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friesdsam 1932.


Two vases in the shape of a pine tree's fruit made of earthenware with  luster decoration.

ITALY, Deruta, From the first quarter of the 16th century.

Height: 13,5 and 14,5 cm.


Large Naples earthenware dish with polychrome decoration in the center a portrait of a young woman, flowers and foliage on the wing.
ITALY, Naples. 18th century.
Diam. 44 cm


Large majolica dish with polychrome decoration of a saint Jean-Baptiste in the center with background landscape. Registration "Jean Baptiste".

ITALY, Deruta. 16th century.
Diam. 42,5 cm


Majolica luster dish with Arms in the center and reserves, foliage leaves.
Rim adorned with rows of kernels.
ITALY, Deruta. First third of 16th century.
Diam. 35 cm.


A majolica pharmacy bottle with polychrome decoration on one side with a large medallion on a yellow background bordered by a wreath of leaves extending through blue ribbons. The medallion is adorned with a broad median band marked " 'A' Lattuca" and from both sides, a putto musician and the initials of the pharmacist sponsor flanked by foliage scrolls in monochrome blue. On the hill stands the silhouette of a trumpet player based on a two ocher flowers that unite the two strands of the crown.
ITALY, Deruta. First half of the 16th century.
Height: 35 cm.
Cf. B. Rackham, "Catalog of Italian majolica, a collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1940, vol 2, pl. 64, No. 405.


A majolica bottle with polychrome flowers and foliage, in a banner bearing the inscription "A di pronia" (water plum).
ITALY, Faenza. Circa 1500.
Heigh : 25 cm


Dish in majolica with polychrome decoration in the center of the representation of Holy in foot with its stick of pilgrim on bottom of landscape and of a streamer carrying the inscription : "IBIT. AD GIFMINOS. LUCIDA FAMA POLLOS FIAT"
ITALY, Deruta. Circa 1520. 1530. 16th century.
Diameter : 38 cm
Former collection Bordonaro (Sicily). Coll ITALIKA; No. 186 p.402 and 403.


Cup in majolica with polychrome decoration “Istoriato” representing resurrection.
ITALY, Venise. Middle of the 16th century
Diameter : 27 cm.


Ovoid vase in majolica with polychrome decoration the broad rinceaux one flowered on blue bottom and of an oval cartouche representing Holy François with the bible in the left hand and a cross in the right hand.
About 1560.
ITALY, Venice. 16th century.
Height : 30cm


Group in majolica representing couple playing music, the young woman with a lyre, fauna with panpipes.
ITALY, Venice. Circa 1575-1600, Workshop Patanazzi.
Height : 27,5 cm


A majolica chevrette with shades of blue decoration with foliages and leaves.

Apothecary inscription : “S.BISANTINO.S”.

ITALY, Montelupo,17th century.

Height : 15.8 cm Diameter : 18 cm


Deruta (Italy), jug in faïence with polychrome decoration "à trofei" . Inscription: "SY* IVIVBI"
ITALY, Castel-Durante. Circa 1638.
Height: 21 cm


Deruta (Italy), jug in faïence with polychrome decoration.
ITALY, Deruta. Circa 1530
Height: 30 cm


“Crespina” in faïence with polychrome decoration “a quartieri” with in the center a Saint (Saint Agatha?) surrounded with foliage on alternately blue or yellow fund.
ITALY, Faenza. Circa 1535-40, 16th century.
Diameter: 25 cm.


A majolica chevrette with polychrome decoration of two figures a man and a woman. Pharmaceutical inscription “O.D.S.LINI.”. Orsini-colona, work of Pompei,

ITALY, Castelli. circa 1545-1550. 16th century.

Height : 28 cm. Diameter: 21 cm.


“tondino” in faience with polychrome decoration in the center a clergyman holding a crucifix and a book of the Bible probably. Border with Persian palmette. ITALY, Montelupo. Circa 1520, 16th century. Diameter: 25,6 cm


A majolica albarello with polychrome decoration of feather of peacock and wearing the gothic inscription :”diariamomo”.

ITALY, Pesaro. Circa 1470-1480. End of 15th century.

H. 19,5 cm. D. 16 cm



Rectangular  fountain in Urbino majolica with natural polychrome decoration. It is surmounted by a child Bacchus holding in his hands a glass and a pitcher,

ITALY, Urbino, Patanazzi workshop, around 1580, second half of the 16th century.

Height: 45 cm.


A Venezia Vase-bowl fully decorated in ochre, yellow, black on blue-ground scattered with military trophies including shields helmets, drums and music partitions. Concentric blue and ochre lines at the neck and foot.Workshop of maestro Domenico, circa 1560.

ITALY, Venise, Middle of 16th century.

Height : 24 cm.

Cf. Similar item on Angelica Alvera Bortolotto, Storia della Ceramica a Venezia, tav. LXXXIX, Sansoni 1981.


Albarello in majolica polychrome decoration of a woman in profile bust, the inscription "MELISSA" in a banner and garlands of foliage. Lapel adorned with ribbons.

ITALY, Deruta. Around 1500.

Height: 25 cm; Diameter: 14 cm.

Cf. Musée National de la Renaissance Château d'Ecouen, catalogue d'exposition octobre 2011 - février 2012, La faïence italienne au temps des humanistes 1480-1530, n°32 p. 78, Editions de la RMN-Grand-Palais, Paris 2011.

J. Giacomotti, Catalogue des majoliques des musées nationaux, n°419 à 422 p. 115. Ed. des musées nationaux, Paris 1974.

Un exemplaire plus petit exposé à Londres à la Courtauld Gallery, inv. 01966GP102.



A Maiolica istoriato footed dish, circa 1550/60.

Probably by Mazo, painted with a scene depicting a soldier, perhaps Jupiter, watched by an eagle, all in a wooded landscape with sea and mountains.

ITALY, Venise.

Diameter : 26.2 cm. Height : 4.7 cm.

Cf. Similar item on Angelica Alvera Bortolotto, Storia della Ceramica a Venezia, tav. LXXXVII, Ed. Sansoni Firenze1981.


An majolica chevrette with polychrome decoration “a istoriato” representing a queen with two cupid in a landscape. Apothecary inscription : “S.D.MENTA”.

ITALY, Urbino,Workshop of Fontana, circa 1565-1570. 16th century.

H. 22,5 cm. D. 20 cm

This chevrette was probably commanded by Guidobaldo II for the pharmacy ducale of Urbino.


Tondino in faïence with polychrome decoration.

Assigned  to Bernardino di Benedetto del Berna, workshop GIUNTA.
ITALY, Ravenne Circa 1520.
Diameter : 24.5 cm


Tondino in faïence with coat of arms in the center surrounded with circling ribbons on blue bottom.
Coat of arms of Bentivoglio, Lords of Bologna.
ITALY, Faenza. Beginning of 16th century.
Diameter : 24,5cm

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