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English: This is a red earthenware vase covered with a mottled pale blue glaze. It has large blue and gold-coated flowers and a scalloped gold-coated rim. It stands 43cm tall and is 18cm in diameter at the top. It was manufactured in Italy and collected by Benjamin Ronalds (1892-1970).
Date 22 September 2009
Source Own work
Author Queensland Museum

Mr Ronalds set up the Decorative Glass Company in Vulture Street, Brisbane in 1924. He collected fine china and glassware locally and from overseas. This piece of Italian pottery and an extensive glassware collection was donated to the Queensland Museum in 1976. It is one of about 800 items in the Ben Ronalds’ Collection.

The production of pottery is one of the most ancient arts. Today the making of decorated ceramics (or Majolica) remains the same as it did over 500 years ago. The process requires shaping the clay, firing, glazing, hand painting and then a final firing. Glazing is needed for practical and decorative reasons. The glaze makes pottery water-proof.


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