Ulysses Cantagalli is recognised today as a major 19th century Italian potter. Florence was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and Cantagalli's early products reflect this Renaissance artistic style. The style was in great demand, especially in England and English speaking countries.
An outstanding contribution to Cantagalli's international success was his friendship with William de Morgan, Britain’s talented and admired pottery and tile designer of the day. William de Morgan admired Cantagalli's art and introduced him to many influential collectors in England and the US. He encouraged Cantagalli to participate in international exhibitions. In a short time, Cantagalli's works became highly regarded with his work still popular as collector’s items.
Ulysses Cantagalli’s original works are displayed in many private and important public museum collections including the Bargello in Florence, the Museo Stibbert also in Florence and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The Antique and Vintage Table Lamp Co have added a Cantagalli majolica lamp to their website collection. The Antique and Vintage Table Lamp Co specialise in antique lamp lighting and have an on-line range of over 100 unique, antique and vintage table lamps.