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Early maiolica market tester

Ground-breaking Mayfair exhibition takes rare focus on first examples of the technique

Early maiolica, those Italian pottery creations of the late 13th to early 16th centuries, could be due a revisit.

It is the istoriato pieces of the later 1500s, works of riotous colour which feature complex seascapes or mythological scenes, that tend to occupy the minds of collectors and enthusiasts. However, an exhibition at medieval specialist Sam Fogg seeks to redress the balance, focusing on the earliest examples of this technique and tracking its Quattrocento development.

Running from May 8-June 16, the Mayfair gallery’s exhibition Maiolica before Raphael showcases around 50 works made between c.1275 and 1500. The timeline of the show includes examples of the pottery that will be more familiar, featuring the brilliant white surfaces and polychrome decoration over the top that typifies the style.

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Antiques Trade Gazette is the essential publication for everyone with a serious interest in art, antiques and collectables. Every week it is packed with up-to-the-minute news on the market, with individual items beautifully illustrated throughout. Since 1971 it has been the most reliable source of information on what is really happening at auctions in the UK and around the world. Each issue is filled with auction advertisements and detailed auction reports written by expert journalists. The Dealer’s Diary section keeps readers constantly updated on what is happening at the fairs and markets and in the galleries and shops. Market professionals and serious collectors throughout the world rely on ATG to keep them informed on developments and issues which shape the art market. It is here that they learn about the prices achieved at auction in every area - from antiquities to pop memorabilia, from impressionist paintings to Chinese art. With 500 or more art objects pictured, every issue is a treat to the eye and a visual education. Whatever the topic Antiques Trade Gazette is well-informed, up-to-date and entertaining.

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