DERUTA CERAMICHE ~ CERAMIC PEDESTAL FRUIT BOWL ~ "Raffaellesco" DRAGONS ~ ITALY

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  • Sold Date: Nov 29, 2012
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DERUTA CERAMICHE ~ CERAMIC PEDESTAL FRUIT BOWL ~ ?Raffaellesco? DRAGONS ~ ITALY

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DERUTA CERAMICHE PEDESTAL FRUIT BOWL

Made of handpainted ceramic in Deruta, Italy. 9 3/4" diameter bowl on 4 3/8" diameter base. Stands 4 1/2" tall. Features a "RAFFAELLESCO" Dragons pattern in bright blue, yellow, rust and gold on a natural ground. Colorful decoration also around the outside and base. Excellent condition. No chips, cracks, scratches or design or color loss.

The “Raffaellesco” pattern was inspired by Raphael’s 16th century frescoes in the Vatican palace. It is said that the central motif of this pattern, the dragon, symbolizes a benevolent deity who brought good luck to sailors of the time. The sea creature supposedly rescued sailors trapped in a dead calm by blowing on the trapped ship’s sails. Today, it is commonly believed that having a piece of Raffaellesco in your home brings blessings and good luck.

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