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STORIED


A Renaissance decorative style representing famous scenes in mythology or from the Bible. Molaroni storied ceramics are based on images from the most important collections of majolica in Pesaro and Loreto as well as from private collections and classic prints.


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GROTESQUE


A 15th century motif, also called White Raphaelesque. Inspired by Raphael's frescos in the Vatican rooms.


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BLUE RAPHAELESQUE


An exclusive decorative style invented by Vincenzo Molaroni. Intertwining floral motifs, mermaids and putto figures are painted in monochromatic green-grey on a blue ground.


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BROWN RAPHAELESQUE


An exclusive decorative style invented by Vincenzo Molaroni. Intertwining floral motifs, mermaids and putto figures are painted in monochromatic green-grey on a light brown ground.


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CONCISE


In ancient times, the concise style emerged as a reaction to crowded historiated ornamentation. The minimized image is distinguished by its spareness: a single putto figure or a noble crest on a white ground.


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WHITE-ON-WHITE


An extremely refined decorative style and challenging pictorial technique. A delicate white "embroidered" decoration is painted onto a white background, the beauty of which can be seen only after having been fired.


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ROSE


A typical 18th century flower design in Pesaro made majolica. Small bouquets of pink roses surrounded by colorful tiny insects are painted on white enamel ground. This decorative rose has been adopted by the City of Pesaro as the symbol of the city.


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DAISY


A typical 18th century flower design in Pesaro made majolica. Small colorful daisies surrounded by intertwining greenery are painted on a white enamel ground.


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POLYCHROME


A term at Molaroni that encompasses various decorative motifs. Artists follow their own creative whims during the decorative phase, so despite similarities in chromatic ranges, no two creations are alike.


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BLUE ROSE


A typical 18th century flower design in Pesaro made majolica. A blue rose on a white background. The edge is painted in the same shade of blue with a dotted line and tiny bunches of flowers.


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FRUIT


The decorative motif using fruit emerged during the 1700s. The composition is inspired by natural elements which are freely composed by each artist.


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ART NOUVEAU


Characterized by the delicate portraits and light and elegant floral motifs that are typical of the art nouveau period in the early 1900s.


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