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  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cantagalli, Ulisse (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, hand painted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case I1, shelf 3

Physical description

Vase of earthenware hand-painted in colours. Trumpet-shaped with a fluted rim. It expands upwards from the base to a wide lobed mouth and is decorated with daffodils on long stems symmetrically arranged.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)


1900 (made)


Cantagalli, Ulisse (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, hand painted

Marks and inscriptions

A crowing cockerel

'Firenze ITALY'
printed in brown


Height: 31 cm, Diameter: 16.2 cm

Object history note

Cantagalli made a group of ceramics to contemporary designs for the international exhibition, Paris, 1900. This example is of that type.

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. In 1900 he made a group of ceramics to new, contemporary designs specifically fior the international exhibition held in Paris in 1900. This example is of that type.

Descriptive line

Vase of earthenware hand-painted in colours, Ulisse Cantagalli, Florence, 1900.





Subjects depicted

Fluted; Lobed; Daffodils


Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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