There are numerous examples of Italo-Moorish, the first Italian Renaissance majolica, born in the first decades of the fifteenth century (if not at the end of the fourteenth century) as a local imitation of imported Spanish-Moorish ceramics. This type of majolica was produced in large quantities in the middle Valdarno, and Bacchereto together with Florence and Montelupo was among the first production centers. The mixture that distinguishes it is clear, very purified, covered with white glaze and decorated in blue and brown, associated, at a more advanced stage of production, with brown, yellow or orange and sometimes green. Also in this case most of the containers found in the landfill are open in shape, even if the presence of closed shapes, jugs and small jugs increases considerably. However, the small bowl ‘Bacchereto type’ remains dominant. Animal and human figures, letters and heraldic motifs such as lily are added to the plant and geometric decorative elements predominant in archaic majolica.
The exhibition also includes an example of the abundant ‘biscuits’ recovered in the excavation of the landfill: pottery subjected to the first firing, then defective and therefore discarded.
A table is laid with the faithful reproductions of majolica.