The Lustrous Lustre Maiolica of Umbria

The lustre maiolica in the Umbria region of Italy are treasures I hope everyone gets to see at some point in their lifetime. Maiolica is tin-glazed pottery decorated in colors on a white background. The most renowned maiolica dating to the Renaissance period is, of course, Italian maiolica. Around 1500, lustre began to appear in Italian maiolica. Lustreware is a type of pottery or porcelain with a metallic glaze that gives the effect of iridescence. 

The small hill town of Torgiano, just south of Perugia is home to the Museo del Vino, one of the


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