Marvels of Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics from the Corcoran Gallery of Art Collection

About the Author

Jacqueline Marie Musacchio is associate professor of art at Wellesley College. She earned a PhD from Princeton University and has lectured and published widely on Italian Renaissance domestic art and life. Her most recent book is Art, Marriage, and Family in the Florentine Renaissance Palace.

Marvels of Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics from the Corcoran Gallery of Art Collection

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Jacqueline Marie Musacchio
Maiolica, or tin-glazed earthenware, flourished in 15th- and 16th-century Italy. Marvels of Maiolica explores the rich history of these beautiful wares and the key role they played in Renaissance society. Apothecary jars, serving plates, bowls, vases, and other pieces were often painted with scenes from classical mythology, history, or religion and were a testament to their owner’s erudition. Maiolica was also used for floor tiles, devotional objects, and gifts to celebrate betrothals, weddings, or births. With color illustrations of highlights from the Corcoran’s William A. Clark Collection, this authoritative book is addressed to students and scholars alike.
  • Hardcover
  • 6 x 6 inches
  • 64 pages
  • Published 2004 


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