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della Robbia

[del-uh roh-bee-uh; Italian del-lah rawb-byah] /ˈdɛl ə ˈroʊ bi ə; Italian ˈdɛl lɑ ˈrɔb byɑ/
noun
1.
Luca
[loo-kah] /ˈlu kɑ/ (Show IPA),
Robbia, Luca della.
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  • Miss Spence had left her mark on it by hanging up over the seat a blue-and-white della Robbia plaque.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
  • Its chief attraction is a remarkable collection of marble statuary and della Robbia work.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • Overhead the sky spread like a della Robbia glaze, the atmosphere was so clear that the snow-tipped mountains seemed reachable.

    The Trail of Conflict

    Emilie Baker Loring
  • She remembered her rebuffs with the della Robbia plaque and thought wistfully of those millionaires!

    The Love Affairs of Pixie Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  • We are told that these unfortunate babies are still swaddled like those in della Robbia's terra-cottas.

    Italian Days and Ways

    Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
  • The bas-relief is one of the famous works in enamelled terra-cotta, known as "della Robbia ware."

  • While paintings fade, the della Robbia ware, "gem like, shall as very gems endure."

  • The relief is made in the della Robbia enamelled terra cotta ware.

  • In their place appeared della Robbia reliefs and terra-cotta statuettes of this or that famous Greek youth.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie
  • These seemed to us finer, both in design and execution, than any della Robbia work we had seen.

    Pictures in Umbria

    Katharine S. (Katharine Sarah) Macquoid
British Dictionary definitions for della Robbia

della Robbia

/Italian ˈdɛlla ˈrobbja/
noun
1.
See Robbia
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Word Origin and History for della Robbia

Della Robbia

1787, from name of a family of 15c. Florentine painters and sculptors; used of wares made by Luca Della Robbia (1400-1482), or those like them.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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