Montelupo pottery classic decorations
|Uccellino di Montelupo|
There are several types of decorations and they're usually mixed up in pottery in order to get a better result. In particular we can divide them in four main themes: geometrical decorations, natural decorations, animals decorations and Arlecchini decorations.
Pottery geometrical decorations
|Geometrical decorations of Montelupo pottery|
Pottery nature decorations
Pottery animals decorationsThe classic decorations inspired to animals are the rabbit, the deer, the dove, the porcupine, the bird, the slug and the majestic lion.
|Deer pottery decoration|
Pottery Arlecchini decorationsThis decoration is one of my father's favorite and he probably made more than 500 decorations by hand during his life. The Arlecchini are funny figures telling a different story every time. But for now I don't say much more, because I want to introduce you to their marvelous world in another post.
|Arlecchini di Montelupo|
Other important decorations of Montelupo potteryOne of the most famous decorations of Montelupo pottery is certainly the Rosso di Montelupo, literally Red of Montelupo. This is a very rich decoration, generally made on plate with little angels on a red background. There is also a band with arms and coats.
|Rosso di Montelupo|