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Posted 1 year ago

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vetraio50
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Thanks again go to our dear friend from Chicago AmberRose!

Dear Amber gifted me this faience jug from the Italian firm of De Simone and it arrived this week in the land of Oz! Sydney it seems is an area known well to Amber in her youth. In my perverse way I have given the figure on the jug a name: "Giuseppina" or Josephine. She has a great hand made look to her and I love the pinched spout and ample handle. I've put her here with "Turi" the bottle vase, who has become her wide-eyed 'copaesano'.

"I have collected a few of the pieces by De Simone over the years. I like the vibrancy of this faience/faenza. De Simone is a firm begun by Giovanni De Simone in Palermo Sicily in the early fifties in the area around Piazza Leoni 2 ( the Jewish Quarter of this historic city). In the early days the work was mostly home-wares and decorative tiles in the traditional manner. But at the end of the fifties they were producing a much more colourful and humourous range of articles characterized by thick glazes. The firm then set up in Rome as well because of their successes where the family business continues today."

This jug is a great glimpse of the good times and life in Palermo and for that reason are collected by Italo-Australians and Italophiles here in Australia.

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    So happy you enjoy the piece. I will keep an eye out for more. Believe I have another, packed away somewhere. Big kiss for you, Paul and all of your family!
    True, lived 18 months in the land of Oz right after university...had a blast! Those great stories deserve to have a VB in hand!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Sean and especially Amber, too!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks czechman!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks toracat!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Sean! Buona Pasqua!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks BHock!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks miKKo and Easter greetings to you and yours!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Tonino and nldionne too!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    I'll check now.
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Happy Memories! The plate is made in Vietri by a firm called Solimene.
  11. KatyaP KatyaP, 1 year ago
    this is stunning!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks KatyaP and Manikin too!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks rheabambulu!
    Che bel nome!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks GEO26E and SUEBEEJAY!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks TOM61375!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks MSL!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN 'n GEO too!
  19. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 months ago
    your very welcome Kevin!!!

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