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    Posted 7 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (3963 items)

    This is a beautiful, large tile i found at Urban Ore in Berkeley the other day. It measures 20" x 5". It has a male medusa like mask in the center of a nice shell design and two, rather playful griffons on either end of an elaborate scroll design. It's executed perfectly - w/ strong 3-dimensionality. It appears to be slip-glazed, high-fire stoneware. the back is covered w/ thousands of little holes which were punched in in order to hold well to mortar. There's no signature.

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    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Merry Christmas!
    2. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year ho2cultcha ! I always enjoy your posts and here's to another year ahead to share collections :-)
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      Merry Christmas to all of you as well! and happy treasure hunting for 2014!!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      It's similar to the Raffaellesco pieces!
      Why not a Deruta attribution?
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      It's fabulous!
      A great find!
    6. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      It's beautiful! I say timeline would be Victorian. Just a great piece.
      Merry Christmas ho2cultcha!
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thanks everyone! for some reason, i was thinking it wasn't very old, but who knows? the playful griffins are really fabulous!
    8. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 7 years ago
      You find the most remarkable things! Exciting!!! Merry Christmas!!! : )
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thank you mikkochristmas11. and a very merry one back at ya!
    10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      i finally understand your deruta and raffaelesco comment vetraio50!

      kidding aside, how old do you think this piece is? i don't see much dust/grit down in those crevices. the quality of this handcrafted piece is really exquisite. but i'm not feeling any great age to the piece.

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