Ancient Porcelains and Ceramics Department
Ancient Porcelains and Ceramics Auction
Maioliche from the year 1000 to the 600 and European porcelains of the ‘700
Rome, Palazzo Caetani Lovatelli
Auction: 4 December 2017
Led by Giuliana Gardelli, the department is concerned with ceramics, majolica, porcelains dating back from a range of periods, beginning with the Middle Ages (Archaic ceramics), Renaissance and Baroque, and ending with the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The tasks of the department team include analysing, classifying, providing valuations and placing on the Italian and foreign markets ceramics and porcelains on consignment, both for auctioning and for private sale. Private sales are especially suited for items of considerable economic, historical and artistic value.
Furthermore, the department provides a specialised expert report service and one of technical and scientific analysis.
The department also offers a wide selection of ceramics and porcelains across all price brackets that can be bought independently of our auctions.
Giuliana Gardelli is an art historian and archaeologist, and is well-known for her new and original contributions to the history of Italian majolica, achieved through her numerous studies.
She has authored over 160 publications, including, most prominently, “ITALIKA. Maiolica Italiana del Rinascimento. Saggi e Studi” (Faenza 1999) and “L’eredità di Michelangelo e la “Pietà” ritrovata di Andrea Bregno” (Roma 2006).
She has served as expert witness for archaeology and art history at Italian tribunals and public prosecutors’ offices since 1983, and is a ceramology consultant at public and private institutions.