PULCHRA SICUT LUNA

PULCHRA SICUT LUNA

PULCHRA SICUT LUNA

by Art & Decor

$ 263.12

The decorative plate is an exact reproduction of the 16th century local pianella

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Story behind the product: The decorative plate PULCHRA SICUT LUNA (SERIES ASTRUM) shows an exact reproduction of the 16th century pianella, which can be admired in the church of San Donato (16th century) in Castelli (Abruzzo - Italy). In 1963 Carlo Levi described the church as “the Sistine Chapel of Italian majolica”. The decorative motif shows a double moon: a quarter of the moon inside a full moon surrounded by three stars in a dark blue rim. Moreover, the plate bears in the back the old Latin motto Pulchra Sicut Luna (i.e., beautiful as the moon) describing the virtues of the Virgin Mary. A hook to hang the plate on the wall is included.

Curiosity: The great artistic value of these handmade products has been renowned in all the European continent since the 16th century. From this time on, the great request for items by the main European courts – makes the Castelli majolicas as the most popular and desired. Nowadays we can admire these antique pottery in the most important art museums around the world as the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, the Louvre Museum of Paris, the British Museum of London, the Castello Sforzesco Museum of Milan. Even today, the old Castelli ceramic tradition distinguishes itself because of the unaltered continuation of these secular and original production processes. A certificate guarantees the authenticity of every single artistic creation. Moreover, every item has an official seal – or the country of origin brand – impressed which assures the object is realized only and exclusively in the Municipality of Castelli.

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Guarantee: This polished and high-valued item is handcrafted and hand painted in the old village of Castelli (Abruzzo – Italy). This artistic creation is entirely made according to the secular ceramic tradition. The back of the object bears the official seal – or mark of origin – ensuring the Customer that the product was manufactured only and exclusively in the municipality of Castelli. A certificate guarantees every creation attesting its authenticity.

  • Material: Ceramic
  • Dimension: Diameter 29cm
  • Note: For decorative purposes only. Any slight imperfections in shape and colour should not be considered as a defect but forms part of the beauty and authenticity of the hand-crafted product. The images have the sole purpose of illustrating the product features. Actual colours may vary from the colour on the screen due to different types of lighting and with different monitor settings.

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Italy Estimated Delivery
Standard delivery 1 / 2 days
Western Europe Estimated Delivery
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain (Ceuta and Melilla included), Sweden and Switzerland. 1 / 5 days
Rest of Europe Estimated Delivery
Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Fær Øer Islands, Georgia, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia (Republic of), Malta, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. 1 / 2 days
USA Estimated Delivery
  1 / 2 days
Asia and Australasia Estimated Delivery
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Tailandia and Vietnam. 2 / 3 days
Rest of the world Estimated Delivery
  2 / 3 days