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Postby potit » June 11th, 2017, 12:49 am

I would be interested to find out more about the Florentina firm. I haven't found any information on the internet, yet the firm seems to have been fairly productive. Attached are images of a large hand-made jug I recently acquired here in Australia. The old pre-decimal price sticker gives a clue to its age: decimal currency was introduced in Australia in 1966.ImageImage
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Re: Florentina

Postby wdel » June 11th, 2017, 8:42 am

I know of a “Florentia” that was active from the early 1900’s to the mid 1920’s. It is quite possible that the Florentia mentioned on your pitcher was an exporter rather than a manufacturer. In any case I have no record of this firm beyond the early 20th century. I love the care and quality with with the piece was made. The design is a 1960’s modernized version of the Occhio-di-Penne-di-Pavone (Eye of the Peacock Feather). The original 1500’s pattern was revised in the first half of the 20th century and used particularly by the artist of Faenza.
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