Maiolica di Laterza

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Maiolica di Laterza

The Maiolica di Laterza is a precious kind of maiolica made in the town of Laterza, part of the Apulia region in Italy.

Being at first a center of creation for the Great Greece (Magna Graecia in Latin) during the Ancient Rome and Medieval periods, the production reaches its artistic apogee around the 17th and 18th centuries where it gets called Artistic Maiolica.

The Maiolica di Laterza is made under the CAT label (Traditional Artistic Ceramic) established in 1997 under statutory order from the Italian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (G.U n° 153 del 03/07/1997)