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rare and large-scaled italian terra cotta glazed stamnos vase/jar by listed ceramicist Giovanni Mollica, c. 1850
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a rare and large-scaled italian terra cotta glazed stamnos vase/jar by listed ceramicist Giovanni Mollica, c. 1850

circa 1850

signed on bottom 'Giovanni Mollica'; in 1842, Giovanni founded his ceramic workshop in Naples, Italy. His sons Ciro, Achille and Alexander took over the family business,  continuing it until the end of the 19th century; excellent condition with only minor overall wear to surface; a truly spectacular piece

 

Height: 
17 1/2"
Width: 
18"
Depth: 
15"
List: 
$5,650