Cooperativa Ceramisti - Gualdo Tadino - Dish, Face of a woman (1) - Ceramic

Cooperativa Ceramisti - Gualdo Tadino - Dish, Face of a woman (1) - Ceramic
Italy - Early twentieth century

Antique majolica ceramic plate with lustre finish, Gualdo Tadino, dating back to the early 20th century, museum-quality.
Marked on the back (Cooperativa Ceramisti trademark), in good condition, with slight signs of restoration and ageing (please, see photos).

The item is supplied with certificate of authenticity, including photos, description, dating, and dimensions.

Dating: Early 1900s

Dimensions (cm): Diameter 40.7 cm - Depth 6 cm

Signatures, marks, origin: Marked on the underside of the base - Italian origin

Condition: Good - Slight traces of ageing and restoration

Professional packaging and safe, tracked shipping via express courier.

The lustre technique is a special decorative preparation of ceramics, originated in Persia around year 1000 and arrived in Italy between 14th and 15th century, taking root in Umbria Region.
The processing consists in applying a mixture of metal salts and clay diluted with wine vinegar with a brush on a finished ceramic piece already glazed and fired. The piece is then fired again in kiln at 600°C introducing smoke-generating substances such as wood, pine cones, gorse, sugar, etc.
The final effects are wonderful gold yellow, ruby and silver reflections.
The wood-burning kiln used for this processing was called "muffle."

Lot details
No. of items
Dish, Face of a woman
Designer/ Artist
Cooperativa Ceramisti
Manufacturer/ Brand
Gualdo Tadino
Art Nouveau
Estimated Period
Early twentieth century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
40.7×40.7×6 cm
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