DERUTA MAJOLICA OVAL BOWL WITH HANDLES
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Sold Date: 09/11/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Enjoy this beautiful hand painted Oval bowl with handles. The intricate painting technique and the combination of cobalt blue with a sunflower yellow makes this piece a work of art. Serving possiblities are endless... Y ou will look like a true gourmet cook serving spaghetti and meatballs in this durable, lovely bowl...The Wedding Season is upon us...a great gift for a bridal shower or wedding/anniversay!!
Measures 15¼" x 9½". SELLS FOR OVER $225. BUY IT NOW FOR $145.! All our majolica are hand-made and hand-painted by Deruta artisans. The Process Involves 5 Steps: The Potter: Starts with a plain lump of refined clay. Masterfully, the clay is transformed and molded for the kiln. The First Firing: The clay is fired at 950 degrees and is referred to as "biscotto" (Bisque). The Glazing: The bisque is dipped into "smalto", a fast drying chalky liquid glaze. This step, a secret composition for each factory, will then be painted and helps determine the color tones of the fired piece. The Painting: The artist hand and experience with color now transform the piece as has been for centuries. The Second Firing: The final step w the piece is fired at 920 degrees for a 12 hour period. We make every effort to describe all items as accurately as possible. As all items are hand painted and tfore, irregularities do occur. You may see a tiny pin hole in the glaze which is common. No two pieces are identical. Each piece is dishwasher safe but not recommended for microwave use. We will combine shipping when feasible. Insurance is mandatory and is included in shipping and handling fees.
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