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[roh-bee-uh; Italian rawb-byah] /ˈroʊ bi ə; Italian ˈrɔb byɑ/
Andrea della
[ahn-dre-ah del-lah] /ɑnˈdrɛ ɑ ˌdɛl lɑ/ (Show IPA),
1435–1525, and his uncle, Luca della
[loo-kah del-lah] /ˈlu kɑ ˌdɛl lɑ/ (Show IPA)
c1400–82, Italian sculptors. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Robbia
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  • Can these have been of terra cotta of the della Robbia school?

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson
  • To tell what Robbia did accomplish we must glance at his personal history.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • While producing these works in enamelled earthen-ware, Robbia also painted on the flat.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • The palace is the national museum, and among its grand collections the work of the della Robbia family can best be studied.

    Cathedral Cities of Italy William Wiehe Collins
  • It is a fine modern zeit-geist piece of declamation to come out of the rather over-sweet della Robbia period of art.

  • Once the Madre de Deus was adorned with several della Robbia placques.

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson
  • The work called Robbia ware was terra-cotta relief covered with enamel.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
British Dictionary definitions for Robbia


/ˈrəʊbɪə; Italian ˈrobbja/
Andrea della (anˈdrɛːa ˈdɛlla). 1435–1525, Florentine sculptor, best known for his polychrome reliefs and his statues of infants in swaddling clothes
his uncle, Luca della (ˈluːka ˈdɛlla). ?1400–82, Florentine sculptor, who perfected a technique of enamelling terra cotta for reliefs
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