Majolica, the end of the 18th century

Published: 25.09.2018

Majolica CC, the end of the 18th century

Majolica is a special form of drinking jug, which began to develop in Italy from the Renaissance time. First so called “Carniola majolica”, painted drinking jugs were made for Slovenian drinkers in northern Italy, in Pesaro in the second half of the 18th century and beginning in the 19th century. Among them was the most famous maker Carl Callegari (CC), manufacture Callegari & Casali Pesara.

Majolica has on the belly the coat of arms of the Carniola region with a two-headed eagle and around rich baroque ornaments. It was made at the end of the 18th century. At the bottom it has a C.C. mark, which means the manufacturer’s initials – Carl Callegari. The handle of the majolica has a characteristic shape: the handle is split and shaped into a curved shape.