AZULAI, Italian family of makers of majolica; active from the early 16th to the early 18th centuries. The Azulais were of Spanish origin. Together with the cohen family, the Azulai family was noteworthy for having produced most of the majolica seder dishes that have come down from Renaissance Italy. The first name recorded is that of Jacob Azulai, who worked in Padua. His seder dish, made in 1532, was formerly in the Jewish Museum in Vienna, but is no longer in existence and is known from photographs. Isaac, who lived in Faenza, was another 16th-century member of the family. Two other members of the family, named Jacob, lived in Pesaro. There is in existence a seder dish by Jacob Azulai II dated 1652 and another by Jacob Azulai III dated 1732.

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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