Charger “Julius Caesar Offering Food and Wine to the Roman People”

The scene on this plate depicts the Emperor Julius Caesar offering food and wine to the Roman people. It is probably based on a drawing by the artist Taddeo Zuccaro (1529-66). Zuccaro designed specifically for majolica workshops, and his drawings are known to have been used regularly by Urbino majolica painters. The scene is an […]


A ewer is a kind of pitcher, often decorated, with a base, oval body, and flaring spout. Pitchers are containers with a spout for pouring their contents. It is said that the term came into use because long spouted containers were used to pour hot pitch needed to caulk the seams between planks in sailing […]