Ladies Chatting

Galileo Chini

10.8" h x 5" w

CHG025

C. 1900

Description

Inventory Number CHG025

Size 10.8" h x 5" w

Material Earthenware

Period Art Nouveau

Country of Origin Italy

Year Made C. 1900

Condition Excellent

This stylistically hybrid vase is a quintessential example of Galileo Chini's work as a ceramist. The Islamic shape of the vase contrasts with the hand-painted motifs of pre-Raphaelite inspiration, depicting two female figures conversing. The combination of yellow, blue, and white color tones also echoes the popular "albarelli" style, which grew out of commercial exchanges between Italy and the Middle East in the Renaissance period. This piece is fascinating by its creative and colorful incorporation of various hybrid designs.

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