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Posted 6 years ago


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Once again, I obtained these items from my grandmother's estate. She had them on shelves in her kitchen. I do not know anything about them. I am even unsure as to where to categorize them. The bottoms are marked with Sorrento by arnart with a number. Any ideas anyone? Origin? value? Any input would be appreciated!

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Sorrento is a town on the coast south of Naples ( Napoli ) in Italy. The whole are is well known for its production of tin-glazed pottery or 'faenza'. These wares you have are bbroadly called "ceramiche artistiche" or art pottery. Most Italian families in the US and here too in Australia will have these or something like them in their homes as memories of Italy. Tourists buy them too. I've known them to be given as gifts or "Bomboniere". This group look great to my eye, but I like Italian pottery. Not everyone does. The name of the firm that produced them is under Sorrento. I cannot read it from the photos. Google Soorento, that factory name and "ceramiche" and you'll get some information to get you started on this topic.
  2. lndrozdenko lndrozdenko, 6 years ago
    Thank you again. You are extremely knowledgeable. My grandfather was a true Italian. The name on them is Sorrento by Arnart. I will look it up. Thanks again
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Oh,oh! Arnart? That may well be Japanese and not Italian.
    Anything good can be copied!

    Arnart Creations (1953 until 2001)

  4. lndrozdenko lndrozdenko, 6 years ago
    Oh well... too bad it's not Italian. You're great!! Thanks for directing me to the sites. Truly appreciated.

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