In the second half of 16th century a new style spreads to Deruta tradition, the so-called Compendious style, originated in Faenza, other important ceramic centre.
Deruta became an important centre of this production.
It’s characterized by using three colours: blue, yellow and yellow-orange.
The production is poor in the decoration; on the central part of the pieces there is a little decoration with allegorical figures and coats of arms with the result to emphasize the very white background.
Usually this pattern is applied on banquet plates or dinnerware such as Pecchioli Collection’s pieces displayed in the so called Compendious room.

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At the beginning of the 17th century Deruta tradition knows another pattern for its production, called grotesque style from Nero’s  Domus Aurea frescos, discovered in the caves of the building, “grotte”. The Grotesque tradition is also known as “raphaelesque”; this term referred painting in fantastical style used to describe the influential decoration by Raphael of the Vatican Loggias, of about  1519.
This pattern is characterized by mythological  figures, allegorical symbols, fantastic animals, sibyls and so on.
The Calligraphic pattern is dated back to the same period; it shows in its decorations vegetable and animal elements, plants and birds from Delft tradition.
The objects are decorated in a limited palette of blue or orange and white.

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