The “Whites of Faenza” between 16th and 17th century



End 16th century – beginning 17th century


cm 6.5 x Ø 30.5

This excellent bowl, produced during the prosperous production of the “whites”, is decorated with a “Raphaelesque” style influenced by the Raphael’s paintings in the “Logge Vaticane”. Urbino represented one of the main centre of production of this genre, flanked by Faenza, Casteldurante and Deruta. In Tuscany, where this bowl was produced, the potters were very skillful in the “Raphaelesque” decoration, in particular this artifact decorated with a coat of arms under a plumed helmet sustained by a great masque, has probably been made in Montelupo.