Dating cantagalli pottery
Ulisse and his brother inherited the pottery in 1878.
They made majolica with Moorish designs, ruby and gold luster and earthenware.
The early sixteenth century saw the development of istoriato wares on which historical and mythical scenes were painted in great detail.
The State Museum of Medieval and Modern Art] in Arezzo claims to have the largest collection of istoriato wares in Italy. In the seventeenth century Savona began to be a prominent place of manufacture.
In the sixteenth century, maiolica production was established at Castel Durante, Urbino, Gubbio and Pesaro.
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After Ulisse died, his wife and daughter operated the pottery. Pottery made by Cantagalli is marked just with the cockerel.
The pottery and trademark were sold to Amerigo Menegatti, the art director of the pottery, in 1934. Your urn, if at least 8 inches high, might sell for 0.
The name is thought to come from the medieval Italian word for Majorca, an island on the route for ships bringing Hispano-Moresque wares from Valencia to Italy.