Antico Deruta Biscotti Jar
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Rich, subtle, and elegant, the Antico Deruta pattern is characterized by a light gray glaze and a deep blue patterning. Within it, one may easily recognize the classic similarities between the Antico and Ricco designs.
Raffaellesco - This is Biordi’s most appreciated pattern of classic Italian dinnerware. The stylized dragon, seen as the central motif, was reputedly painted in the 16th century by Raphael, the master painter and architect of the Italian High Renaissance. The Raffaellesco dragon has come to be known as a benevolent deity who bestows good luck and fair winds to seagoing merchants, thus the puffs of wind steaming from the dragon’s mouth. It is hailed as one of Deruta’s most challenging designs, as its intricacy requires an unimaginably steady hand.
Ricco Deruta - This is Biordi’s most popular pattern for classic Italian dinnerware. This design can be traced from Perugino’s frescos from the 16th century, and is hailed as Deruta’s most celebrated design. The Ricco Deruta design is masterfully hand painted with the original blues, yellows, and greens of the traditional Renaissance era.
Antico Deruta – Antico comes from the Italian adjective in Stilo Antico, which literally means “ancient style”, and describes the Renaissance’s polyphonic or musical quality of artistic composition. Antico is known as the musicians pattern - rich, subtle, and elegant, Antico Deruta dinnerware is characterized by a gray glaze and a deep blue patterning.
Siena - This black and dark red dinnerware features the figures of a sitting deer. This classic and elegant design is a reproduction from a 13th century mosaic marble inlay found on the floor of the Siena Cathedral. It is believed that the deer represents the emblem of a prestigious family.
Orvieto Green Rooster – This pattern is one of Italy’s oldest dinnerware designs; “il Buon Gallo,” of the Good Rooster, is known to bring good luck and prosperity to the home that keeps it. This style originated during the 13th century in Orvieto, a small town on top of a volcanic plateau. In the Renaissance, Orvieto ceramics were often associated with green colorations.
Bordato – This design, the Bordato, was one of the first modern geometric designs conceptualized in the early 1980’s through the direction of Gianfranco Savio. Today we refer to this ceramic direction as the geometric movement.
When you order this hand-painted Classic Deruta Dinnerware you can mix these patterns with each other. Another way to go is to combine the "full designs" dinnerware with their "simplified" versions that you see next to each other in the above photos.
Italian ceramics are heirloom quality products, and can last lifetime with proper care. We have some suggestions that will preserve your majolica for years to come.
Majolica is dishwasher safe, but many people choose to hand wash their pieces as a precaution. Because majolica is a porous material, some pieces are not meant to hold liquid for a long period of time. Check for warning labels before ordering a product, as the pieces that are most notorious for "sweating" are appropriately labeled.
Majolica is sensitive to extreme temperatures, specifically boiling or freezing liquids. Pouring water with a rolling boil directly into a teapot, for example, may lead to breakage. To avoid this, temper the object. The industry standard is 620 degrees Celsius (1,148 degrees Fahrenheit). Quench the glass to cool it.
Crazing is common in well used majolica. The tiny cracks in the glaze do not affect the functionality of your majolica.
Majolica hand-crafted products should not be microwaved, as it may crack and/or break the ceramics.
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