Ceramica Bevilacqua is a family-run artisan workshop based in inland Sicily, Caltanissetta. Since 1997, artists Antonio and Giuseppe, who are also brothers, have sought inspiration in Sicilian majolica and the island’s traditional decorations. Yet, all their work is extremely recognisable and bears their personal touch. Amphorae, vases, plates and clocks are only some of the marvellous pieces produced. All the creations by the Bevilacqua brothers are dominated by bright yellow, intense blue, emerald green and deep black, representing the Sicilian sun, sea, hills and the lava on Mount Etna.
Enamel, 60 x 151 x 68.2 cm A favourite theme of Sicilian carts, deriving from the epic-chivalric tradition, characterises this refrigerator. Depicted in brilliant colours on the front is Charlemagne accompanied by his soldiers, while the side panels feature cameos with paladins and knights. The unmistakable fret patterns of the carts frame the various representations, rich with mostly geometric motifs. Particularly noteworthy is the meticulousness of the hand-applied layers of colour, above all in the wheels, carved and painted with flowers and human figures, embellished with the decorative trimmings that typically cover the cart during parades.