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  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    1888 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cantagalli, Ulisse (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in copper red lustre

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 36, shelf 3

Physical description

Footed bowl of tin-glazed earthenware, decorated with bands of leaves and a shield in red lustre.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)


1888 (made)


Cantagalli, Ulisse (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in copper red lustre

Marks and inscriptions

A crowing cockerel, painted in copper red lustre


Diameter: 32 cm

Object history note

Exhibited at the Italian Exhibition, London, 1888, from where it was purchased by the Museum

Historical significance: In 1878 Ulisse Cantagalli inherited a factory in Florence and began to trade as Manifattura Figli di Giuseppe Cantagalli. His main production was of copies of Italian maiolica, but also of other European and Middle Eastern ceramics, often using, as here in this bowl, copper-red lustre.

Descriptive line

Bowl on flared foot, tin-glazed earthenware painted in copper-red lustre, by Ulisse Cantagalli, Italy (Florence), 1888

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Thornton, D.: Apollo, Feb. 2000, fig. 9


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Painted; Lustre; Glazed

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Earthenware; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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