Lovely mid 20th century hand painted majolica charger made by the Cooperativa Artigiani Cermanisti Faentini or C. A. C. F. factory depicting a Renaissance scene made popular by the famous painter Boucher. The plate features a deep forest green ground with framed vignettes decorating a wide border and framing a large scene with Putti frolicking on a goat within a pastoral backdrop. The charger is in very good condition, having a 1/2" repaired chip to rim as well as a few age related glaze chips, suitable for cabinet or tabletop display.
C. A. C. F. was a consortium of talented craftsmen in the town of Faenza Italy, famous for its majolica ceramics, who set up a cooperative society after World War II. They endeavored to produce wears in the ancient style of the old masters using many antique molds, which they had saved from destruction. The company was very successful and still exists today under the name of Immagine Faentina. They have become the most important producer of Majolica in the surrounding Faenza region.
Size: 15" Diameter.
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