Pietro Melandri, ‘Japanesque Mask’, Heritage Auctions
Pietro Melandri, ‘Japanesque Mask’, Heritage Auctions

Property from the Jason Jacques Collection

Condition Report: Observed under UV light with no evidence of restoration, small missing flake of glaze by the mounting holes, glaze pox marks along the edges, in good condition.

Signature: Incised under chin: Pietro Melandri

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Pietro Melandri

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]

Italian, 1885-1976, Faenza, Italy