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Brunetto, Tomás

Luciana Arbace

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T011795

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(b ?Turin; d Rato, 1771).

Portuguese potter of Italian birth. He came from Turin, where he probably had some experience of maiolica manufacture. In 1767 he went to Portugal where he became the first director of the Real Fábrica do Rato in Lisbon. During the early years Brunetto’s personality dominated the factory’s production. Shapes and patterns were based on Italian prototypes, especially those from the factories in Turin and ...

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Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass ; 18th-Century Art

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