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Seller: claude.monet (469) 100%, Location: Newport, RI, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222882956817 ***EBAY SELLER FOR 20 YEARS!!*****SINCE 1999!!**MANY $5,000-$10,000 SINGLE-OBJECT ART SALES!!100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK!!NEVER ANY NEGATIVE FEEDBACK!! ALFREDO SANTARELLIc.1899-1900 HAND-PAINTED 'ISTORIATO' ITALIAN MAJOLICAGUALDO TADINO, ITALYULTRA-RARE 'LOST TECHNIQUE' TIN LUSTERWAREFIRED WITH SHIMMERING METALLIC GLAZESSIGNED VERSO IN GOLD LUSTERPARTIAL ARTIST'S FINGERPRINT VERSO IN BLUE UNDERGLAZE ROMAN SOLDIERS & BATTERING RAM IN ALPINE SCENEHAND-MADE BY ONE OF THE GREATEST ITALIAN CERAMACISTSALL ORIGINAL PAINT - NO TOUCH-UPS OR RESTORATIONSNO CRACKS OR BREAKS TO CERAMIC - FLAWLESS & INTACT DIAMETER: ~11.5" (INCHES) CHRISTIE'S AUCTION & DEALER COMPS TO $3,000+GUARANTEED 100% ORIGINAL - NOT A REPRODUCTION!!LIFETIME AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEE!GUARANTEED UNBROKEN, WITH NO REPAIRS OR RESTORATION!!FREE SHIPPING!!SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FULL REFUND POLICY!! Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a true masterpiece of 1890's-1920's (late 19th to early 20th century) ceramics, by the famed Italian ceramicist, Alfredo Santarelli, called "one of the most important Italian ceramic artists of the 20th century" (thatsarte.com), who was recently the focus of a tremendous 2008-2009 SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE CHIESA MONUMENTALE DI SAN FRANCESCO IN GUALDO TADINO, ITALY! A magnificent video on the ancient ceramic tradition Gualdo Tadino (Italy), featuring examples of Alfredo Santarelli's works like this one, can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdzS7UrsXZ0 (see a Santarelli plate very similar to this one for sale exclusively here on my eBay account at 1:38 & for several minutes before & after 4:15!).ALFREDO SANTARELLI WON ***GOLD MEDALS*** at the following major ceramic fairs & exhibitions: Rome, 1899; Foligno, 1902; Perugia, 1907; Gubbio, 1908; Spoleto, 1910; Florence, 1916 & 1923; Terni, 1923; Rome, 1923; and Tripoli, 1927.A new appreciation both in America, abroad, and in Santarelli's home country of Italy is burgeoning for this Renaissance-inspired Italian ceramic genius, as well as for the Italian craftsmanship that blossomed during the late 1800's & early 1900's, until the 1950's. From approximately 1890 until 1950, the last of the great tradition of Italian artistry & craftsmanship, handed-down for centuries (over 1,000 years), shone brightly for the final time, before the ruination of globalization, technology, technological innovations (like bonded marble, epoxy resin glazes, and other synthetics), and the modern mechanized factory dealt the final death-blows to the hand-learned, family-inherited skills that defined what it was to be an Italian artisan, craftsman, and yes, an artist. Alfredo Santarelli (1874-1957) was a student of the famous Gualdo Tadino ceramicist Paolo Rubboli (1838-1890), also studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia, he opened his own studio in 1899 (THE EARLY PERIOD FROM WHENCE THIS VERY CHARGER COMES!!), with further endeavors following, including a stint at the Pottery School of the Ceramics Museum in Deruta, and (after 1906) a 1910 Gualdo Tadino studio (from whence the circa 1914 plate in my collection came, which I sold here on eBay for $3,412.00, SETTING THE WORLD RECORD AT THAT TIME - check my feedback!!!). The final incarnation of the Santarelli ceramic factory/studio was sold in 1954, shortly before his death in 1957. By 1920, Alfredo Santarelli had been dubbed: "Not only the best ceramicist in Umbria, but the best in Italy". This TRULY UNIQUE & PICTURESQUE 11.5" neoclassical Italian Renaissance Revival charger (hand-painted plate) by the Alfredo Santarelli studio (signed with the "AS" initials & selling with a LIFETIME authenticity guarantee) with beautiful golden crowns painted into its ornate border, certainly lives-up to the proclamation of Santarelli's artistic greatness in the art of ceramics. Painted in the single most desirable & valuable "ISTORIATO" STYLE - wherein classical scenes traditionally found in oil paintings were rendered on ceramic plates & vessels - THERE IS NO OTHER SANTARELLI ISTORIATO CHARGER CURRENTLY FOR SALE ON EBAY, and while there is one genuine (but not Istoriato) $1,500 Santarelli simple portrait charger (posted as being in the USA, but actually far-off in Paraguay, if you read the description, where customs have broken & stolen objects to other buyers), the Istoriato chargers by other artists from the same seller are $2,500, each, showing the difference in value for these highly-coveted Renaissance-style Istoriato plates ("chargers"). Masterfully illustrated, the central scene painted in deep red (the famous "ruby" luster of Santarelli's Gualdo Tadino kilns), blue, green, and yellow - with flashing golden metallic accents - is framed by a fantastically decorated border featuring TWO ROYAL GOLDEN CROWNS, A CENTRAL ANGEL WITH WINGS (PUTTI or "CHERUB"), and ancient vegetal patterns + Medieval/Renaissance-inspired grotesques (possibly a rooster or phoenix & a lion or chimera with horns) - all harkening back to the classical Majolica plates of 17th-14th century Urbino in Italy (as well as earlier Gualdo Tadino ancient Majolicas), while capturing a new style of figure-drawing, color treatment, and novel rendering of a legendary/historical scenes in a uniquely Santarelli-inspired vision. Thus, we have here a TRUE masterwork that will increase in value and preciousness in the years to come, and is a MUST-HAVE for any fine collection of 19th-20th century Italian ceramic (Rubboli, Pattarino, Cantagalli, Santarelli, etc.). Fashioned in Santarelli's studio in Italy circa 1899-1900, THIS IS A VERY EARLY SANTARELLI PLATE - ONE OF HIS EARLIEST STUDIO PIECES - AND BEAUTIFULLY SIGNED WITH THE GOLDEN METALLIC LUSTER WRITING OF THIS PERIOD ("AS" - an "A" over an "S" for "Alfredo Santarelli"), this stunning hand-painted & underglazed plate - with the characteristic iridescent tin-luster overglaze (see photos #3, 9, & 10, above) - is pre-mounted for wall-hanging, and will be a stand-out addition to ANY art collection. It hangs beautifully amidst oil on canvases, watercolors, or other wall-mounted ceramic antiques and ceramic. It can also stand upright on a mount or rest face-up, functioning as a plate, if this is your desire. Here depicted is what appears to be a group of ROMAN WARRIORS or legionaries, one leading the charge with an axe, while the others hoist a battering ram towards a fortress, with a picturesque mountainous, wooded alpine landscape in the background. Beautiful hand-painted detail illustrates the grass and plants in the foreground, as well as the keystoned, classical archway of the fortress, and the handsome armor & helmets of the soldiers - complete with their leather straps and hand-hammered metal embellishments. A truly fabulous and colorful legendary/historical scene, capturing not only the muscular postures of the soldiers, but also their expressive faces, wrought with emotion and weary from their toil. Combined with the golden royal crowns in the frieze surrounding the central scene, the beautiful fruit-filled vase at the top, and the gorgeous angel's face with wing's at the bottom, the overall impression of this plate is very regal, kingly, and classical Italo-Roman, indeed.ONCE AGAIN: PLEASE SEE THE 3RD & 9TH-10TH PHOTOS, ABOVE, WHICH SHOW THIS EXACT PLATE PHOTOGRAPHED IN INCIDENT (RAKING/ANGLED) LIGHT (SUNLIGHT), EXHIBITING HOW GENUINE TIN LUSTWARE PLATES POSITIVELY 'CATCH FIRE' WHEN ILLUMINATED! THERE IS NO "SINGLE" STATE FOR THESE MAGICAL PLATES - THEY CHANGE COLOR & SHINE AT DIFFERENT ANGLES OF LIGHT AND DIFFERENT INTENSITIES OF LIGHT - JUST LIKE GEMSTONES! PLEASE LOOK AT THE PHOTOGRAPHS TO SEE THIS UNIQUE & WONDROUS PHENOMENON ON THESE FAMOUS LUSTERWARE PLATES!The King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel III, treasured the work of Alfredo Santarelli (a gold medalist at many ceramic fairs, expositions, and competitions, who thereby served to promote the artistic and cultural reputation of Italy at home and abroad). On February 16, 1925, King Victor Emmanuel III gave Santarelli official authorization to decorate his factory with the royal seal, and shortly thereafter, Santarelli's catalog bore a royal warrant. Further, in 1932, the King addressed the citizenry from a palace balcony holding a plate by Alfredo Santarelli in his hand. No matter what advertisement or pitch-line you read, it is an inevitable fact that the true lineage of handmade Italian artistry was killed by the technological advancements from 1960 to the present (as stated above), and never again will there be pottery, jewelry, ceramics, or sculpture as had been seen in Italy since Roman times - and as was last seen in the closing years of the 1930's to 1950's. Consequently, all quality Italian handmade art produced during this period is now commanding a premium in the 21st century collectors' market, where it was once derided & undervalued as recently as the 1980's & 1990's.A value explosion has taken hold, as the world realizes that the true beauty of Renaissance and Medieval-style Majolicas are captured in only two classes: (1) the original masterworks of 14th-17th century Italian Majolica (often from Urbino) that sit in museums like the New York Met & the Louvre and cost $250,000-$500,000+ each, and (2) the masterpieces of the mid-1800 to mid-1900 ceramic movement (led by artists like Paolo Rubboli & Alfredo Santarelli), which are not only accessible to collectors in the $1,000-$10,000 price-range, but also enliven and reinterpret - with their own artistic flair and personal genius - the old tradition of Majolica-painting, glazing, and firing with BRILLIANT, IRRIDESCENT, SCINTILATING TIN GLAZES, which glow and sparkle, glare and shine in the light - creating a burning beauty which is all their own, and unlike any ceramic that has come before or since. It is that mastery of glazing, painting, and firing that can be yours, today, with the purchase of this FANTASTICALLY BEAUTIFUL & RARE Alfredo Santarelli Gualdo Tadino Italian Istoriato Majolica charger from the SANTARELLI MAJOLICA STUDIO, CIRCA 1899-1900!!Remember that I have 100% positive, 5-Star DSR's - not a single negative mark since 1999 - and I have frequently sold extremely high-value items here on eBay, equal to & greater than the value of this beautiful antique Italian plate. You have absolutely nothing to fear, everything to trust, and I will go out of my way to make you happy. I would not offer a refund/exchange policy and a LIFETIME AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEE if I were not 100% certain you will absolutely adore this beautiful, treasured piece, and want to keep it in your own family for at least as many generations as it has been in ours. You just need to communicate any issue, and we WILL work it out. Do not assume there are ever any problems we can't fix if you simply ask. That's the key - just let me know, and I will give you my undivided attention. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK! PLEASE SEE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR EXACT CONDITION: 100% RAW UNFILTERED, UNEDITED, AND UNENHANCED PHOTOGRAPHS! Only exception is cropping on photos 1, 3, 9, & 10 + background blur / black-out on 3, 9, & 10. ALL PICTURES were taken with an IPHONE & THAT'S IT - NOTHING FANCY! USE THE QUESTION BUTTON FOR ANY OTHER INQUIRIES! REMEMBER THAT THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE A PART OF THE DESCRIPTION!BUY-IT-NOW OR MAKE AN OFFER, TODAY!!_____________________________________Please carefully & thoroughly review my 100%, PERFECT 5-STAR, 20-YEAR FEEDBACK HISTORY ON EBAY SINCE 1999 - WITH SEVERAL JEWELRY, ART, & ANTIQUE ITEMS SELLING FOR $3,000-$10,000+ EACH OVER THE YEARS!I am NOT a dealer, and nearly all of my antique fine jewelry & fine artworks are FAMILY HEIRLOOMS, passed down over the last 80-100 years. Again, as my 20-year feedback history with HUNDREDS of 100% positive reviews and incredible PERFECT 5-STAR DSR's demonstrates, I sell to high-end clientele, honor my commitments, and put my customers needs first, as friends!! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH MY TRULY HIGH-END MERCHANDISE!! THANK YOU!!!NOTE: Seller does not accept purchases from buyers with zero feedback, low feedback, or any other negative feedback patterns.ALSO NOTE: My descriptions are all personally written BY ME, and reflect a lifetime of experience in art, jewelry and antiques. This listing and all my listings on eBay are my copyrighted intellectual property (©1999-2019 by claude.monet on eBay), and are NOT for reproduction or distribution - and most importantly - are not to be plagiarized. Thank you. Condition: GUARANTEED 100% GENUINE, AUTHENTIC, SIGNED, ALFREDO SANTARELLI HAND-PAINTED CHARGER (PLATE) CIRCA 1890s. MADE IN ITALY & IN FLAWLESS CONDITION - NO BREAKS, NO CRACKS, AND NO REPAIRS - 100% ORIGINAL & UNRESTORED!! NO CONSERVATION WHATSOEVER!! A STUNNING ANTIQUE ITALIAN TIN LUSTERWARE MASTERPIECE IN THE NEOCLASSCIAL ITALIAN RENAISSANCE REVIVAL STYLE (ISTORIATO) BY ONE OF THE GREATEST ITALIAN CERAMACISTS OF THE 19TH TO 20TH CENTURY!! GLINTING & FLAMING METALLIC RED & GOLD LUSTERS!! A HISTORIC & IMPORTANT PIECE!!, Type: Plates & Chargers, Subject: Istoriato, Style: Neo-Classical, Age: 1850-1899, Primary Material: Ceramic & Porcelain, Maker: ALFREDO SANTARELLI, Original/Reproduction: Original, Color: Blue, Country/Region of Origin: Italy

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