Cantagalli Pottery and the Magic Cockerel - iztekgeb.com Italian Pottery Journal
Last week a new friend, Anne, wrote a comment in our blog requesting some info on Cantagalli. I found the post very intriguing for a number of reasons. Secondly, I was puzzled by the quantity of ceramic works marked Cantagalli that are available over the Internet. I made some research and I noticed that there is not much info handy on the subject on the web… So I went through my books and art magazines and I found some interesting facts. About Ulisse Cantagalli Ulisse Cantagalli was a superb artist and an even better businessman.
What is Majolica? The Marks That Make This Pottery Unique
Maiolica  is tin-glazed pottery decorated in colours on a white background. Italian maiolica dating from the Renaissance period is the most renowned. When depicting historical and mythical scenes, these works were known as istoriato wares "painted with stories". By the late 15th century, several places  , mainly small cities in northern and central Italy , were producing sophisticated pieces for a luxury market in Italy and beyond.
Majolica is an Italian ceramic wear and pottery that has been produced for hundreds of years. The Italian majolica is so popular that it has been copied and reproduced in countries all over the world. Original majolica has its origins in the port of Majorca.