istoriato

tin-glazed earthenware, particularly Italian maiolica, with a scene from a historical, mythological or biblical story. Literally translated as 'with a story in it', istoriato was introduced in the early 16thC. It represented a move from the production of purely practical wares to articles designed for display.

istoriato

Tin-glazed earthenware, particularly Italian maiolica, with a scene from a historical, mythological or biblical story. Literally translated as 'with a story in it', istoriato was introduced in the early 16thC. It represented a move from the production of purely practical wares to articles designed for display.
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