CANTAGALLI MAJOLICA PLATE
A very rare Cantagalli majolica, tin glazed plate. Ulisse Cantagalli ( 1839-1901 ) was an Italian pottery producer in Florence. He was born into a family of Italian pottery makers, the Cantagalli name having been associated with ceramics since the 15th century. Works by Cantagalli are held in museums in Italy and around the world including The Hermitage, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Victoria & Albert, The British Museum,The Ashmolean Museum, and many more. Cantagalli mark of the singing cockerel is on the underside. Ulisse’s early production was also identified by a shield and family crest, however from 1880, it was just the cockerel. The edges are scalloped and the depiction shows a cherub with bow and arrows. It is in very good condition and although it has been repaired ( hairline crack on back ), the repair cannot be seen or felt on the front. Italy, late 19th century.