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The polychrome majolica tondo depicting Medusa is one of the most important works in the Mazza collection kept at the Pesaro Civic Museums. Francesca Banini recounts the terrible accident of which the author of the work, ceramist Ferruccio Mengaroni, was a victim in 1925 during the staging of the “Biennial of Decorative Arts” in Monza.

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The production of pottery and earthenware requires long and painstaking work on the part of the potter right from the…

Technically speaking, majolica is everything in the ceramic world that is fired at least twice. The object, which will then…

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Rare and uniquely fascinating, natural pearls give the wearer a special radiance and undisputed class. Unlike gemstones, natural pearls, are…

Loom preparation is an extremely complex operation, much more so than the actual ultimate process of weaving and making the product.

Formerly given to man by a magnificent mermaid and mined mainly in Brazil, aquamarine crystal is a gemstone with delicate…

We continue with our journey to discover the ancient techniques of gilding miniatures on parchment manuscripts with the help of…

Honey marvels and fascinates because of its versatility, in cooking as well as in crafts. Crucial are its properties for…

Cameos, artistic masterpieces created strictly by hand, require long and patient processing steps. Let us briefly look at them together……