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INVENTORY OF THE GENTILI - BARNABEI ARCHIVE ca. 1660 - ca. 1920
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Description
Principally records relating to the production and decoration of ceramics, especially majolica, by three generations of the Gentili family, ca. 1650-ca. 1813. Included are some 19th and 20th century papers of Barnabei and his family relating to the history of potters in Castelli. The archive was formerly owned by historian Felice Barnabei.
Background
Members of the Gentili family were, for more than three centuries, potters in Castelli, and painters of majolica ceramics, circa 1650-circa 1813.
Extent
circa 275 items
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.