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I’ve long been a fan of the beautiful colors and Renaissance designs used in pottery from the area around Deruta, Italy. Here’s a nice example.


Deruta, Italy
Heart-Shape Box with Lid
Green Rooster, Colorful Design

A very colorful heart-shaped trinket box (with lid), decorated in vibrant green and yellow (with red and blue highlights), from the CAMA workshop of Deruta, Italy. The center of the lid has a very cute hand-painted rooster surrounded by flowers.

This delightful piece measures about 3 inches long and wide by 1.75 inches high (with the lid on). It is in beautiful condition, with rich colors and designs, and no chips, cracks, flakes, hairlines, or crazing. (White spots are camera flash unless otherwise noted.)

It is hand-marked on the bottom with “CAMA Deruta Italy.”

The CAMA ceramic workshop was established in the 1950’s in Deruta, a small hill town in the beautiful region of Umbria between Florence and Rome. Each piece is carefully thrown or forged by hand, and hand-painted using only 100% lead-free glazes. The ceramic production tradition in Deruta goes back to the 13th century. Italian Giftware & Decor