Though I like things like the Della Robbia
Although we do not know when or where he was born, and there is no record of him in Italy, there is good reason to suppose that he was trained as a potter in the Florentine region, and that he received much of his training in the della Robbia
workshop, where he would have been a contemporary of Luca della Robbia
com and contains an important Della Robbia
Birkenhead pottery charger designed by Lena Pierce just before she died in the 1890s.
The authenticity of an almost life-size Bust of Christ and of a somewhat later, puzzlingly expressive Bust of a man, which appears to have been made by Girolamo della Robbia
after 1526, was confirmed by thermoluminescence testing.
The event is also due to mark the 120th anniversary of the opening of the Della Robbia
design centre - now the site of the Rathbone Studio Gallery in Birkenhead.
EXHIBITION ON SITE OF DELLA ROBBIA
A GALLERY based on the site of the Della Robbia
pottery centre in Birkenhead is set to host a new exhibition by local artists.
Near that exhibition is one dedicated to Della Robbia
pottery, also made here in imitation of the finest Italian styles.
On close inspection it turned out to be made by the designer Charles Collis for the Della Robbia
The connection to the past is apparent in the works that have been produced over the years, none more so than in Italian artist Stefano Arienti's interpretation of a Renaissance masterpiece by Giovanni della Robbia
Port Sunlight Museum, 23, King George's Drive, Wirral, 0151 644 6466 - Wed, 11 Oct Della Robbia
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Pottery in this free talk by Colin Simpson, Principal Museums Officer at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.
The grand smoking room was in Italian Renaissance again, with a marble chimneypiece, surmounted by a carved wooden hood copied from a Della Robbia
I suppose nothing brings the real air of a Tuscan town so vividly to mind as those pieces of blue and white earthenware,' Walter Pater observed in 1888 when writing about the work of the Della Robbia