by Art & Decor

$ 499.43

The ceramic medallion is an exact reproduction of a mythological scene

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Story behind the product: The ceramic medallion “DIDONE ABBANDONATA” (SERIE MYTHOS) portrays a mythological scene: Dido falls into a woman and an angel’s arms while another woman is at the Queen’s feet and a putto (little angel) on her back. The background reveals the classical ruins and the typical landscape (paesaggio) of the classic ceramic tradition of Castelli. The origin of the paesaggio decoration dates back to the 16th – 17th century.

The round-shaped piece is placed on a German red velvet background in a valuable wooden frame realized using the water gilding technique (the Italian tecnica a guazzo) with gold leaf. This procedure is centuries old. 

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.

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, wood and velvet
  • Dimension: Diameter 24cm, Depth 1cm
  • Weight: 2,3 Kg
  • Wood frame dimensions: Height 47cm, Length 47cm, Depth 5.5cm
  • 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.

To preserve the beauty of your handmade items follow these tips:

- Protect your product from humidity and keep it away from direct sources of heat (such as radiators) which can damage the wooden frame.

- To clean the object use a soft cloth, not dampened with slightly soapy water. Never use solvent.

If you require any further information about the item, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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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