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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/
[loo-kah] /ˈlu kɑ/ (Show IPA),
Robbia, Luca della. Unabridged
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Almost involuntarily he kept alert, listening for the name of della Robbia, but it was not uttered.

    The Guests Of Hercules C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Its chief attraction is a remarkable collection of marble statuary and della Robbia work.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • The bas-relief is one of the famous works in enamelled terra-cotta, known as "della Robbia ware."

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

  • 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
  • Vanno would have obeyed, but Princess della Robbia gave him no time.

    The Guests Of Hercules C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The relief is made in the della Robbia enamelled terra cotta ware.

British Dictionary definitions for della Robbia

della Robbia

/Italian ˈdɛlla ˈrobbja/
See Robbia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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