Antica Majolica Caffaggiolo
The Caffaggiolo Group
Exclusive Museum Quality Reproductions from 16th
century original Tuscany's designs.
Oak leaves surrounded by arabesque floral designs
mark the character of this pattern, which traces its origins to
1506, and the town of Caffaggiolo, a renowned center of Tuscan
potting. Located near Florence, Caffaggiolo was then under the
patronage of the Medici family, whose arms and mottoes appear on
some of the Caffaggiolo wares. The influence of Florentine masters,
particularly Botticelli and Donatello, is seen in earlier works.
Boldly painted in strong colors to reflect Florence's
individual status, these pieces depict religious and classical
subjects, as well as scenes of pageantry, triumphs, shields of arms,
and trophies. "Peacock-feather" ornaments were also used. Rich blue,
lemon yellow, orange, green and a dark cherry red are typical color
themes. The best work was done between 1506 and 1526 and these
pieces are genuine reproductions of those original masterpieces!