Pietro Melandri, ‘Melandri e Focaccia, Faenza’, ca. 1925, Finarte
Pietro Melandri, ‘Melandri e Focaccia, Faenza’, ca. 1925, Finarte

cm 11.2 high; cm 29.3 diameter

Signature: Branded: MF Focaccia e Melandri.

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