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Pietro Melandri

Distant Garden, ca. 1920

Stoneware
8 × 6 in
20.3 × 15.2 cm
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New York
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About the work
Jason Jacques Gallery
New York
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Traditional in form, this charming vase is hand-painted with stylized flowers, stems, and buds that …

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Traditional in form, this charming vase is hand-painted with stylized flowers, stems, and buds that recall embroidered Persian textiles. The surface, luster glazed over a golden pearlized ground, resembles those of ancient, iridized ceramics. A miniature egg and dart border at the rim is a reference to antiquity. …

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Marks: Painted artist's initials and cipher, Faenza, made in Italy
Pietro Melandri
Italian, 1885–1976
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Pietro Melandri was born in Faenza, a city with a long history of ceramic production. Between 1897 and 1905, he was an apprentice at the Brothers Minardi workshop. He later moved to Milan where he worked as a decorator and attended evening classes in set design at the Brera. During WWI, while imprisoned in Hungary, he became familiar with the Vienna Secession and created his first ceramics. [Source: Jason Jacques]

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Traditional in form, this charming vase is hand-painted with stylized flowers, stems, and buds that …

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Traditional in form, this charming vase is hand-painted with stylized flowers, stems, and buds that recall embroidered Persian textiles. The surface, luster glazed over a golden pearlized ground, resembles those of ancient, iridized ceramics. A miniature egg and dart border at the rim is a reference to antiquity. …

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Signature
Marks: Painted artist's initials and cipher, Faenza, made in Italy
Pietro Melandri
Italian, 1885–1976
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Pietro Melandri was born in Faenza, a city with a long history of ceramic production. Between 1897 and 1905, he was an apprentice at the Brothers Minardi workshop. He later moved to Milan where he worked as a decorator and attended evening classes in set design at the Brera. During WWI, while imprisoned in Hungary, he became familiar with the Vienna Secession and created his first ceramics. [Source: Jason Jacques]

Pietro Melandri

Distant Garden, ca. 1920

Stoneware
8 × 6 in
20.3 × 15.2 cm
Contact For Price
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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