Wall Plate Laocoon
By Francesca Niccacci
Descriptions & details
Istoriato is a style of decoration on Italian Renaissance pottery that features a painted scene, usually of a mythical, historical, or biblical subject, executed with a realism quite unlike any previous pottery decoration.
The subject on this wall plate is Laocoon, a Trojan priest who tried to warn his fellow citizens against accepting the Trojan horse from the Greeks, begging them to set fire to the wooden horse, instead. Athena, who supported the Greeks, punished him first by blinding him, then she sent two giant sea snakes to strangle and kill him and his two sons.
The wall plate comes ready to hang.
Handmade & hand-painted in Deruta, Italy
Francesca Niccacci lives in Deruta, where she started her own business in 1975. Her ceramics have won her awards and praises on both sides of the pond. Francesca's work is eclectic, ranging from Renaissance-style portraits to geometrics, from traditional Deruta patterns to bold new collections. Yet, whatever the challenge, she consistently achieves the most striking results driven by indisputable talent, experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm.
Deruta is a small town in Umbria, in the heart of Italy. It has been one of the most vital centers for the production of Italian ceramics since the Renaissance (15th century). Today, Deruta is highly regarded worldwide for the fine quality and beauty of its pottery.