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Post by Drea on Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:29 pm

Does anyone know who the maker is? I think it might have been made by Mollica. It's confusing because they have N and M signatures. I believe this was my great grandmothers. So it has to be way over 100 yrs  

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Post by NaomiM on Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:15 am

Is the second photo a postcard?

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Post by NaomiM on Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:17 am

I’ve edited your title because we don’t give valuations.

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Post by Drea on Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:32 am

No. It's a picture of the picture. Here is the actual picture of the pottery
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Post by NaomiM on Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:33 am

Cheers :)

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Post by NaomiM on Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:41 am

Similar plates can be found on google images by searching ‘faenza majolica plate’. I don’t know enough about these Italian plates to date it for you; I believe they are still being made in Deruta. Maybe someone else in the group can help, otherwise best to get it appraised by one of the major auction houses.

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Post by r-and-f on Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:13 pm

Perhaps more Urbino or Gubbio than Faenza? Might be able to say a little more if you can show a picture of the whole back and give the diameter. A lovely plate with an appealing subject but the very great majority of these are 19th or 20th century tourist copies rather than 16th century originals.
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Post by Drea on Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:34 pm

I've received information that it is made by Achilles Mollica.
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