For additional information on white spots and recommended firing cycles see "The White Spots of Maiolica
Ware" Ceramics Technical, No.
40) Richard Goldthwaite, "The Economic and Social World of Renaissance Maiolica
," Renaissance Quarterly 42 (Spring 1989): 1-32, esp.
In facing the "challenge to create a book useful for both neophytes and specialists" (9), Watson wisely makes no pretense to surveying the entire history of Renaissance maiolica
velocissimamente correndo in una piaggia dell'isola di Maiolica
Anomalies are everywhere, from a small Egyptian sculptor's model for a foot--'It has all the beauty and elegance one could hope for in a sculpture'--to a 16th-century Deruta maiolica
with an i, on the other hand had been around since the 15th century, most notably in Renaissance Italy.
It looks older than it is, thanks to the use of traditional colours in the hand-painted design, colours reminiscent of the magnificent, and very valuable, Italian maiolica
wares produced in the 15th and 16th centuries, although the quality doesn't compare.
pottery (pronounced 'my o lica') was fully developed by potters who came from an island off the Eastern coast of Majorca, in Spain.
One hundred of the Museum's finest pieces of American and European decorative art--from rare maiolica
to Art Deco silver--have been selected for display in this ROM original exhibition, which examines how decorative art styles developed from the late Renaissance to the postmodern period.
Examples include statuary, porcelain and maiolica
, paintings and other illustrations, textiles and clothing, weapons and armor, coins and medals, silver, printed documents and maps, toys, souvenirs, and other items.
The story of Spanish and Mexican maiolica
is seen and its origin explained in this video in which we learn of the rich and complex history and culture that produced it.
Luke Syson, who was formerly in the Department of Coins and Medals, is an expert on Pisanello and other fifteenth-century Italian medallists and Dora Thornton, who is the curator in charge of Renaissance objects in the Department of Medieval and Modern Europe, has a special interest in Renaissance maiolica