tall shaped bowl, with seams, ribs in the body, stick-handle and bulge in the middle and a tall trumpet foot.Majolica decorated on enamel in green monochrome; in the middle there is a bloom bunch with little daisies and leaves; seams under the mouth and in the trumpet foot, a register with current leafy sprigs. H.cm. 21,5.Cond. Great. BibL. Gardelli 2016, pp.80 - 81. NAPOLI, Saverio Grue sec. XVIII, second half.
The bowl, borrowed by metal prototypes, you can notice in the shape and in decorations it came from the Majolicas of the late eighteenth century. Generally attributed to Gesualdo Fuina, or also to the De Martinis shop (V. de Pompeis, 2001, pp. 154, 157).
However, with an accurate research, this beautiful majolica is to attributed of the hands of Saverio Grue (1731- 1799ca). In fact the big bloom bunch of daisies of the long and winding leaves, where the artist use a particularly soft green, and you can found an accurate likeness with the “sapling” from the Tondolo Collection, where as a frame there is little flourished plants. The “sapling” is exhibited in the Teramo Exhibition in 2004, is fully included in the catalog of Saverio Grue (Proterra 2004, 155).
The same green, of the Saverios, it can be associate to a golden yellow, both of them are delicate with shades like the vase in the Aboca Museum, in Borgo San Sepolcro (Proterra 2004, 149).
Interesting is how Concenzio Rosa in the 1857 (confirmed a century after the research of Guido Donatone, 1988, pp.73-74) he thought the Fuina was the disciple and heir of the extraordinary elegance painting by Saverio Grue, after the 1756, before the artist began devote himself to porcelain in the Royal Factory of Naples. The culture of Europe expressed by this new bowl is the index of a new course of the eighteenth-century ceramic painting, which Saverio noted and learned in his travels abroad.