Abundance and Poetry

Pair of Pavie Vases


Painted by: Siro Antonio or his Nephew Siro Domenico, Pavie.


Circa 1700


Once attributed to Angarano, a small town in the Veneto, this very characteristic production of, most usually, capriccio views decorated in strong colours of blue, green, yellow and manganese has for some time now been proved to belong to Pavia in Lombardy. Siro Antonio Africa (active 1686 until his death in 1737) was a prolific and accomplished painter on maiolica.

The vases depict allegories of Abundance, holding a cornucopia, and Poetry, playing the harp. 


North America

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MBAM)

Saint-Louis Art Museum (SLAM)

Detroit Institute of Art (DIA)

Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York (MET)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)


Musée du Louvre, Paris

Château de Fontainebleau, musée Napoléon Ier

Cité de la Céramique - Sèvres & Limoges

Musée national de la Renaissance, Écouen

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

The British Museum, Londres

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


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