We the Italians March 21, 2016 - 77 - Page 62

st # 77 MARCH 21 , 2016 In the new factory (which is still active and run by the Barettoni family) Giovanni Battista Antonibon began the production of fine majolica pottery with “Blue Delft” decorations, and the first floral compositions with cut flowers. Only a few colours were used: green, purple, manganese, blue and yellow. In 1739 and 1742 the Antonibons opened two shops in Venice and Bassano del Grappa respectively, and in the decade between 1744-1754 the company experienced its greatest period thanks to its workforce, which included hundreds of em62 | WE THE ITALIANS www.wetheitalians.com ployees, and the opening Baccin also built an extraof other shops in various ordinary mill for the production of ceramic bodies, cities