STRIKING Colorful Signed Apolito for Cottura Jester Mask Wall Art. Extraordinary piece and highly collectible.This Piece is the work of Apolito Carmine Giuseppe who apprenticed under Eugenio Pattarino after attending the School of Arts in Sesto Fiorentino specializing in Artistic Ceramics. All pieces produced are worked by hand and hand painted with brilliant enamels and pure gold. Measures approx 13 1/8" wide x 12 1/2" tall x 5 thick. This wall hanging in mask-form is a wonderful example of Italian maiolica (majolica). Maiolica is Italian tin-glazed earthenware pottery dating from the Renaissance. It is decorated in bright colours on a white background, frequently depicting historical and legendary scenes. This piece is modern, made by Apolito for Cottura, modeled as a the face of a jester in a multi-belled hat, with vibrant color polychrome glazing. The face is itself has a white glaze with a red tongue sticking out.
The white "wear" on the edges of some of the bells is part of the design. In ancient times, masks were often believed to contain great power. Some of the elaborate masks depict Roman Gods, such as Bacchus the God of Wine... Masks were employed in Renaissance courtly entertainment. Because this is collectible artwork I'm having it professionally packed to ensure it arrives safely.
The mask with no packing at all weighs 6 1/2 pounds. It will be insured for the full price. The item "STRIKING Colorful Signed Apolito for Cottura Jester Mask Wall Art Italian" is in sale since Sunday, December 6, 2020.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Italian". The seller is "okaydiva" and is located in Loveland, Colorado.
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