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made in Florence, Italy

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Plate (1 of 2)

This maiolica plate was made at the Cantagalli factory in Florence in Italy in 1891.

The plate has a flowering climbing plant, two putti, birds and leaves. It is inscribed with the initials 'MT' (probably for the member of the Tod family who commissioned the plate) and the date '1891'.

The Cantagalli factory was one of the many factories that specialised in producing 16th-century imitations in the second half of the 19th century. The factory was founded by Ulisse and Giuseppe Cantagalli and is still in production today.

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Online ID: 000-180-000-311-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1983.789
Date: 1891
Material: Earthenware. Inscription: MT; 1891; [a cockerel above] AC [monogram] [painted in blue and black]
Dimensions: 24 mm H x 238 mm D
What: Plate
Subject: Ceramics : earthenware : Italy : Cantagalli
Who: Cantagalli, Florence (Maker)
Tod Family (Inscription refers to them)
Where: Italy, Florence
Description: Earthenware plate moulded and painted in polychrome with a flowering climbing plant, two putti, birds and leaves: Italian, Florence, factory of Cantagalli, 1891
  • Curnow, Celia, Italian Maiolica in the National Museums of Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1992 
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