|'UN BEL VOLTO VALE PIU' CHE SENO E ROBA' (tr. A beautiful face is worth more|
than breast and possessions), Lover's cup, Casteldurante,
first half of the XVI the century (Hermitage Museum)
The ceramic lover's cup tradition started in Casteldurante, Italy at the end of the 15th century. Casteldurante was a famous Renaissance ceramic town located in Le Marche region, known nowadays as Urbania. Soon after this tradition expanded to my ceramic home town, Deruta.
|'OGINI TEN [...] IENE CHI PO' (tr. ?) Lover's cup, Casteldurante, 1530-1540 (Hermitage Museum)|
This thought came to my mind when I met my beloved last year in January with about a thirty years delay. I told him that it was not his fault, he was not informed about this Deruta tradition as he originally comes from Northern Italy: he should have driven towards the river Tiber instead of driving the opposite direction. This is what traditions are for, they make life easier. I was lucky to move to Piegaro and find him myself. I am glad it is never too late and time is a state of mind. Places aren't and I feel lucky that Fortune brought me here at last.