Saturday, July 26, 2014

Italian Artisan Ceramic Plate Signed Ravello

  I've been quite busy over the last couple of weeks, so have been neglecting to update this blog with my various studio pottery finds in my collection and since I just took some photos of this little plate signed Ravello, I decided to write today.

Last week I found this beautiful little ceramic plate in a thrift shop.  It appears to be wheel thrown and shows all the characteristics of being hand made.  It is painted with some sort of raised enamel & then was glazed.  The bottom of the plate is signed Ravello, and at first glance I thought it was a studio pottery artisan's name signed with a Sharpie, however, after a quick Google search, it turns out that Ravello is a town on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, a town known for their beautiful hand crafted and hand painted ceramics.

I don't know which specific Ravello artist made this little plate, but it's beautiful and am happy that I found it.  If anyone knows who may have made this, or its possible age, naturally a modern piece from late 20th century I believe, but also possibly 21st century.  I honestly don't know, but the piece does show signs of age, so, maybe it's a little bit older than I think.    I'm not sure what the pattern or style is called, so if anyone reading this post knows the answer, I'd greatly appreciate your help.

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