A very decorative maiolica vase hand painted with a Roman battle scene to the bulbous body. The statement handles have been modelled into winged putti grotesques, much like a figurehead on the bow of a ship. Signed by the renowned Cantagalli workshop in Florence. Italian, late 19th century.
Ulisse Cantagalli was born into a family of potters in Florence. He was obsessed with replicating the fine tin glazed maiolica of the Italian Renaissance, and when he took over the family's factory in Florence he began to specialise in producing reproductions of these exquisite pieces, and also produced his own designs in this style.
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Listed Price: £1,250 (+VAT where applicable)