Author Topic: Souvenir of Assisi  (Read 4332 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Anne

  • tekniqual wizzerd
  • Board Admin
  • Board Super-hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2123
  • Gender: Female
  • "La Grande Fromage" "caise gla mhor"
    • Yobunny Enterprises
Souvenir of Assisi
« on: January 02, 2008, 02:07:52 AM »
I think this is made in Italy but I'm not sure. It says RICORDO DI ASSISI on the top and the based is marked S. VOLPI, DERUTA (or DERVTA). I just liked the hand-painted pattern on it. No idea of age etc... found in a charity shop a while ago and it came home with me. :)
Cheers!
 Anne

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."

Offline Anne

  • tekniqual wizzerd
  • Board Admin
  • Board Super-hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2123
  • Gender: Female
  • "La Grande Fromage" "caise gla mhor"
    • Yobunny Enterprises
Re: Souvenir of Assisi
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 02:39:05 AM »
Just found another item by Volpi on eBay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170177950951 which states: "Serafino Volpi opened Maiolica Deterese in 1928 and made traditional maiolica ware in the style of earlier century's."  Anyone know anything more about this please?
Cheers!
 Anne

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."

Offline Lustrousstone

  • Board Addict
  • ***
  • Posts: 567
  • Gender: Female
    • My ebay stuff
Re: Souvenir of Assisi
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 07:41:40 AM »
Seems like this type of ceramic has been produced in and around Deruta (near Perugia) for around 700 years http://www.derutaitaly.com/history/ceramica.asp. S. Volpi appears to be one such artist and according to this page http://www.fiereparma.it/fdp/main.nsf/all/889888336CD66079C12572C200529BE7?opendocument La MAIOLICA DERUTESE is still producing. Note the u not an e.
Christine
Which Tyler led the pedants revolt?

Offline Sue C

  • Board Addict
  • ***
  • Posts: 584
  • Gender: Female
Re: Souvenir of Assisi
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008, 08:46:11 AM »
"you'll Never Walk Alone"
Liverpool anthem.

Offline Anne

  • tekniqual wizzerd
  • Board Admin
  • Board Super-hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2123
  • Gender: Female
  • "La Grande Fromage" "caise gla mhor"
    • Yobunny Enterprises
Re: Souvenir of Assisi
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2008, 06:54:28 PM »
Thanks gals, lots about Deruta ceramics there which will be useful. And some nice-looking designs as well. :)

Can't find anything in the links about Volpi though.
Cheers!
 Anne

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."

Offline Anne

  • tekniqual wizzerd
  • Board Admin
  • Board Super-hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2123
  • Gender: Female
  • "La Grande Fromage" "caise gla mhor"
    • Yobunny Enterprises
Re: Souvenir of Assisi
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2008, 07:00:20 PM »
How odd, that the fiereparma.it link above isn't showing me the text at all but when I look at the Google cache version there is text. ??? and it mentions Volpi... bizarre! :czy:
Cheers!
 Anne

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."

Offline Lustrousstone

  • Board Addict
  • ***
  • Posts: 567
  • Gender: Female
    • My ebay stuff
Re: Souvenir of Assisi
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2008, 07:12:45 PM »
fiereparma.it is Ok for me and I cleared my cache
Christine
Which Tyler led the pedants revolt?

Offline Anne

  • tekniqual wizzerd
  • Board Admin
  • Board Super-hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2123
  • Gender: Female
  • "La Grande Fromage" "caise gla mhor"
    • Yobunny Enterprises
Re: Souvenir of Assisi
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2008, 07:25:22 PM »
It's probably a temp glitch somewhere then Christine. No worries, I read it on the cached version. :) Thanks again.
Cheers!
 Anne

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."

Offline Anne

  • tekniqual wizzerd
  • Board Admin
  • Board Super-hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 2123
  • Gender: Female
  • "La Grande Fromage" "caise gla mhor"
    • Yobunny Enterprises
Re: Souvenir of Assisi
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2015, 03:34:52 AM »
I happened across a mention of another example of S Volpi Deruta today so am adding the link as a reference:
http://afterglowretro.com/2013/12/12/italian-pottery-jug-vase-by-s-volpi-studio-circa-mid-1950s/

It says: "studio pottery of Serafino Volpi, set up after he left his company Maiolica Derutese Volpi, to persue non traditional adventurous forms and decors."

Cheers!
 Anne

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."