One of a Kind

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    32'' tall This gorgeous, large technicolor urn is full of fanciful creatures and interesting details. Completely handmade and hand painted in Tuscany, this stunning example of Italian craftsmanship will be a great conversation piece in your home or garden. The word "grottesque" is derived from Italian grottesco  (literally "of a cave") and refers to an extravagant style of Ancient Roman decorative art rediscovered and then copied in Rome at the end of the 15th century. The word first was used in regards to paintings found on the walls of basements of Roman ruins that were called at that time Le Grotte (The Grottoes) due to their appearance. These caves turned out to be rooms and corridors of the Domus Aurea, the unfinished palace complex started by Nero after the Great Fire of Rome in CE 64, which had become overgrown and buried, until they were broken into again, mostly from above. Spreading from Italian to the other European languages, the term was long used largely interchangeably with arabesque and moresque for types of decorative patterns using curving foliage elements. Today we use the term in reference to the mythical faces and creatures so often seen in art and architecture of the Mediterranean region, though grotesques are certainly found throughout a number of worldly cultures. Read about one of our most famous grotesques here on our blog.
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    Geometric Tuscan Urn

    $1,049.00 $735.00
    20.5'' tall This fabulous handmade ceramic umbrella stand was made in Tuscany and evokes feelings of antiquity, though it was in fact made in modern times. The abstract geometric design would fit right in in your Mediterranean or Tuscan style home, but could certainly bring some nice vintage warmth to a mid-century or bohemian design scheme too!
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    38'' long by 23'' wide This giant oval platter is a stunning example of handmade Italian artistry. Completely handmade and hand painted in Tuscany, these bright lemons and ripe pears are nestled among verdant leaves and white flowers on a dark cobalt background with a border of leaves. This piece would look fabulous on a kitchen wall or back-splash.
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    41'' long by 15'' wide This breathtaking platter is a vision, with bright yellows and easy-going blues that are so pleasing to the eye. Completely handmade and hand painted in Tuscany, these expertly-rendered lemons and leaves look almost life-like, set against a hand painted cross-hatched background. This piece would look absolutely stunning on a kitchen wall or back-splash, or as a centerpiece down a long dining room table, countertop or kitchen island.
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    Della Robbia Arch

    $1,078.00 $756.00
    16'' long by 11'' wide (at base) x 9.5'' wide (at arch) Luca della Robbia (1399/1400–1482) was an Italian stone sculptor from Florence who became famous for his glazed terracotta roundels. After developing his signature technique in the early 1440s, he moved away from his stone sculptures working mostly with terracotta, and passed the technique on to his nephew Andrea della Robbia and great-nephew Giovanni della Robbia. Our Della Robbias are made in Firenze (Florence) and are modeled after the highly sought-after style that Luca della Robbia made famous.
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    Bella Italia Portrait Urn

    $2,684.00 $1,854.00
    15'' tall by 16'' wide The portraiture of our artisans from Deruta is truly an incredible sign to behold. Completely handmade and hand painted from start to finish, this gorgeous urn depicting a beautiful Italian noblewoman is a perfect accent for a niche or entryway table. It has a bit of a design on the back so it can be admired from all sides, and it would be perfect as a planter or cachepot but is just lovely on its own, too. Click here if you'd like to read a bit more about our portraiture from Deruta!
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    Green Lamp with Gold Spines

    $1,052.00$1,102.00
    26'' tall Impeccable Italian workmanship meets timeless modern design in this elegantly simple textured lamp with real gold details. Completely handmade and hand painted in Italy.
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    25'' tall Impeccable Italian workmanship meets timeless modern design in this elegantly simple textured lamp. Completely handmade and hand painted in Italy.
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    25'' tall Impeccable Italian workmanship meets timeless modern design in this elegantly simple textured lamp. Completely handmade and hand painted in Italy.
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    White Lamp with Green Dots

    $672.00$722.00
    25'' tall Impeccable Italian workmanship meets timeless modern design in this elegantly simple textured lamp. Completely handmade and hand painted in Italy.
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    Pigna Textured Handmade Lamp

    $1,072.00$1,122.00
    32'' tall This large lamp with the pigna (pinecone) texture would be a fantastic addition to your home. The interesting texture and color scheme would be at home both in a modernist setting as well as a funky, bohemian setting.  Seeing this lamp online is one thing, and we've done our best to include detail shots, but seeing this workmanship in person will keep you mesmerized til the end of time. Each one of the rounded scales are affixed by hand as wet clay and once high-fired, they are individually hand-painted and then high-fired once more. Impeccable Italian workmanship meets timeless modern design.
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    Foglie Textured Handmade Lamp

    $1,185.00$1,235.00
    26'' tall This lamp, glazed with slightly iridescent glazes of traditional and olive celadon, is the perfect textural addition to your mid-century modern home.  Seeing this lamp online is one thing, and we've done our best to include detail shots, but seeing this workmanship in person will keep you mesmerized til the end of time. Each one of the leaf-shaped tesserae are affixed by hand as wet clay and once high-fired, they are individually hand-painted and then high-fired once more. Impeccable Italian workmanship meets timeless modern design.
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    Tentacular Lamp

    $1,020.00 $718.00
    22'' tall Truly a fantastic item, this incredibly unique ceramic lamp would be right at home in your modern house or beach bungalow. The lamp is pure white and comes in two parts - the base, into which the lightbulb screws, and the top, which is the hollow tentacle through which the light shines. The cord plugs into any outlet and has an inline cord switch for easy-on, easy-off. Tentacular!
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    12'' tall by 8'' wide Each of these wrought iron door knockers have been entirely hand-wrought by Italian artisans skilled in the ancient arts of blacksmithery.  The design, creation and the decoration of each individual item are carried out and executed by hand at the Biagiotti factory in Pienza, Tuscany. The dragon, a divine creature in many different cultures, is believed to represent the spirit of nature and the ability to transform. It offers hope, courage, and good fortune, and will protect your home from negative influence.
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    11'' tall by 9'' wide Each of these wrought iron door knockers have been entirely hand-wrought by Italian artisans skilled in the ancient arts of blacksmithery.  The design, creation and the decoration of each individual item are carried out and executed by hand at the Biagiotti factory in Pienza, Tuscany. The dragon, a divine creature in many different cultures, is believed to represent the spirit of nature and the ability to transform. It offers hope, courage, and good fortune, and will protect your home from negative forces.
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    10.5" H x 15.5 D The subtle hand-worked fern design on this pale green footed bowl is made even more lovely by the way the light plays across the inscribed surface.  Hand made and hand glazed near Florence Italy, this art piece is large enough to hold its own as a centerpiece on your dining table, or, if you have a good sized sideboard or kitchen island, wouldn't it make a gorgeous fruit bowl?
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    Hand Worked Italian Vase

    $1,306.00 $914.00
    15"H x 12"D Each and every leaf, petal and stem on this hand-thrown Italian pottery vase was formed one at a time and applied to the surface by the artist's hand.  The glaze of every stem, leaf and petal is painted by hand too, resulting in that unmistakable feel every fine artist delivers in his or her work. The best of the human spirit is reflected in all great art.  Maybe this is why in museums the world over voices are hushed as we take in all that we see.  This Tuscan piece is one for the ages.  What will IT see?
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    15"H x 12" D It isn't just the lustrous celadon glaze effect and elegant feminine form of this Italian handmade pottery vase that catches the eye and warms the heart.  It's the fanciful movement of the ceramic artist's hand that is reflected in the play of forms across the wheel thrown surface.  As the eye travels, the impression is one of watching a dance.  When this art piece sits in repose on your tabletop it will seem as though it still moves...
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    11"H x 16"D Is there a more strikingly beautiful Italian handmade footed bowl in celadon green and gold, we'd like to see it.  The Tuscan studio that made this art piece by hand on the potter's wheel is one of the most highly regarded in Italy.  The hand painted stylized fern leaf design draws from both classic and modern traditions.  This centerpiece is suitable for holding fruit, but probably most at home sitting regally naked in the center of your table or sideboard!
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    15"H x 12" D This Tuscan Italian ceramic handmade vase nods one way toward industrial art and the other toward anatomical and sculptural art.  With it's deeply lustrous soft green glaze and 5 evenly spaced rows of hand-formed "vertebrae" on the wheel-thrown body, this is one statement piece that doesn’t just stand there–it says something!
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    11" H x 12" D Who knew that a coiled macaroni shape, hand fashioned from clay and applied in a repeated pattern onto the surface of a hand thrown Tuscan pot could be so appealing?  The ceramic genius who created this small urn, that's who! To top it all off, the celadon green glaze is so lustrous it is almost mirror-like.  Is there a lovely corner of your world that is calling for just the right touch of texture and whimsy?
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    15"H x 11"D In the heart of Tuscany there is a ceramic workshop that houses many of Italy's finest craftspeople.  This simply elegant handmade ceramic vase hails from that studio. This design complements both traditional and modern decor, and will inspire more love and appreciation for its beauty as the years go by!  
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    Lamp base is 14.5" tall by 14" diameter.

    The highly textured surface on this Tuscan lamp creates a beautiful interplay of light.
    Handmade and handglazed in Tuscany, each and every dot is affixed by hand to the surface of the wheel-thrown lamp. Truly a master work of Tuscan art! 
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    Lamp body is 15" high  by 14" diameter.

    Wheel thrown and hand-painted in Tuscany, this pleasing blue design on an off-white background is a fresh and simple motif that coordinates well with both modern and traditional decor.
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    9'' square These stunning hand painted plaques depict the Tuscan countryside in the brilliant light of all four seasons. A popular theme in Italian art, il quattro stagioni (the four seasons), are artfully rendered in fine detail on these brightly colored hand painted ceramic wall plaques. Irises or fleur de lis, sunflowers, grapes and olives are used to represent Primavera (Spring), Estate (Summer), Autunno (Autumn) and Inverno (Winter). Also available individually!
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    9'' square These stunning hand painted plaques depict the Tuscan countryside in the brilliant light of all four seasons. A popular theme in Italian art, il quattro stagioni (the four seasons), are artfully rendered in fine detail on these brightly colored hand painted ceramic wall plaques. Irises or fleur de lis, sunflowers, grapes and olives are used to represent Primavera (Spring), Estate (Summer), Autunno (Autumn) and Inverno (Winter). Also available individually!
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    9'' square These stunning hand painted plaques depict the Tuscan countryside in the brilliant light of all four seasons. A popular theme in Italian art, il quattro stagioni (the four seasons), are artfully rendered in fine detail on these brightly colored hand painted ceramic wall plaques. Irises or fleur de lis, sunflowers, grapes and olives are used to represent Primavera (Spring), Estate (Summer), Autunno (Autumn) and Inverno (Winter). Also available individually!
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    9'' square These stunning hand painted plaques depict the Tuscan countryside in the brilliant light of all four seasons. A popular theme in Italian art, il quattro stagioni (the four seasons), are artfully rendered in fine detail on these brightly colored hand painted ceramic wall plaques. Irises or fleur de lis, sunflowers, grapes and olives are used to represent Primavera (Spring), Estate (Summer), Autunno (Autumn) and Inverno (Winter). Also available individually!
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    16.5'' D x 20.5'' H

    Take a trip to the Tuscan countryside! This handmade and hand painted Italian pottery, two-handled urn features a center medalion in gold and red tones, surrounded by elaborate scroll and knot-work design with cherubic and playfully happy grotesque faces in deep, and lighter blue on a white background. Entirely handmade and hand painted in Tuscany.

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    12.5'' x 10''

    This madonna and child in tree motif brings to mind the Tree of Jesse, which depicts the lineage of Jesus Christ as descended from King David. Hand painted by a master ceramic artist in the town of Deruta, Umbria, Italy, this Italian pottery plaque is a lovely depiction of mother's love and family fealty!

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    10'' square

    This Italian Madonna and Child handpainted on on a six-pointed ceramic star, was created in the town of Deruta, in the province of Umbria. The beautiful features of mother and child and bring to mind Renaissance versions of the same subject. Expertly mounted with metal fittings onto a substantial wood backing, and ready to hang.

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    13'' x 9'' Beauty within; beauty without. What gorgeous plantings will you place within this scrumptious, handmade, hand painted, Italian ceramic wall hanging planter? It's fun to contemplate the possibilities! Simply wire and hang. Or let us know you'd like for us to wire it before we ship!
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    “In vino veritas” Urn

    $2,415.00 $1,793.00
    20"D x 20"H "In vino veritas" - In wine there is truth A beautiful decorative handmade and hand painted Italian pottery urn for indoor or outdoor use. Completely handmade and intricately hand painted in Deruta, Umbria, Italy, this particular piece features two wide, elegant handles and a spout. You need go no further to find the finest in Italian handicraft! We will happily provide additional photos upon request.
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    6'' W x 11.75'' H

    The first known picture showing linear perspective was painted by Florentine architect Fillipo Brunelleschi in 1415. Stylistically, this hand painted Italian still life ceramic tile could have been done in 1414! Handmade and hand painted in Tuscany.

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    10'' square

    The first known picture showing linear perspective was painted by Florentine architect Fillipo Brunelleschi in 1415. Stylistically, this hand painted Italian still life ceramic tile could have been done in 1414! Handmade and hand painted in Tuscany.

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    6'' W x 11.75'' H

    The first known picture showing linear perspective was painted by Florentine architect Fillipo Brunelleschi in 1415. Stylistically, this hand painted Italian still life ceramic tile could have been done in 1414! Handmade and hand painted in Tuscany.

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    29"D x 30"H

    This beautiful, handmade and hand painted Italian pottery urn or container features a rural country scene with wheat fields, rolling hills, and cottages, and sunflowers in the foreground. We will happily provide additional photos upon request.Price does not include shipping. Freight is charged depending on the recipient's address. Customer will be contacted with freight cost prior to crating.

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    10'' square

    The first known picture showing linear perspective was painted by Florentine architect Fillipo Brunelleschi in 1415. Stylistically, this hand painted Italian still life ceramic tile could have been done in 1414! Handmade and hand painted in Tuscany.

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    17.75'' D x 19.25'' H Entirely handmade and hand painted in the Tuscan town of Montelupo, the leaf with fruit design in greens and golds with light blue and black accents is a sophisticated design that brings the Italian garden to any corner of your universe!
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    “Aqua della fonte” Urn

    $2,543.00 $1,887.00
    22"D x 26"H

    This bright, attractive handmade and hand painted Italian pottery urn makes an excellent piece indoors or outdoors on a patio. We will happily provide additional photos upon request.Price does not include shipping. Freight is charged depending on the recipient's address. Customer will be contacted with freight cost prior to crating.

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    29"L x 23"W x 5"D

    This gorgeous handmade and hand-painted Italian mirror is just the piece that will bring the cheer and beauty of Italy to your home. Each pomegranite and each grape is made by hand, then hand glazed to look more lovely than the real thing, and then artfully arranged over the ceramic surface of the mirror frame and high fired. The expertise required to create and assemble this piece is truly awe inspiring! The measurement of the mirror part of the piece is 17" x 11".This price does not include shipping.Freight is charged depending on the recipient's address. Custoner will be contacted with freight cost prior to crating.

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    23"L x 20"W x 5"D

    This gorgeous handmade and hand painted Italian pottery mirror is just the piece that will bring the cheer and beauty of Italy to your home. Each pomegranite and each grape is made by hand, then hand glazed to look more lovely than the real thing, and then artfully arranged over the ceramic surface of the mirror frame and high fired. The expertise required to create and assemble this piece is truly awe inspiring! The measurement of the mirror part of the piece is 6.5" x 10".This price does not include shipping.Freight is charged depending on the recipient's address. Customer will be contacted with freight cost prior to crating.

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    Very Large Scenic Urn

    Very Large Scenic Urn

    $4,097.00 $2,868.00
    23'' D x 30'' H Take a trip to Tuscany and sample some local fruit! This very large Italian ceramic urn is a virtual plethora of Tuscan abundance. Take a walk around to the back and you find yourself in the countryside meeting with neighboring herdsmen next to a flowing stream. Entirely handmade and hand painted in Tuscany.
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    22'' D x 23'' H This magnificent 3-handled urn is completely handmade and handpainted in Tuscany. The pomegranites and leaves, depicted in alto relieva or high relief, in progressing stages of growth, are all formed by hand and attached to form the intricate surface across the body of all sides of the urn. The varied texture and glaze effects achieved by these Tuscan artisans are in a class of their own, and take this decorative piece to the level of high art. The proud tradition of fine pottery making is in safe hands in the town of Montelupo!
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    15.75'' square Handmade and hand-painted in Tuscany, this Italian pottery tabletop or decorative panel depicts a seaside Italian village -- think Cinque Terre! Take a trip to the Italian seaside by stepping into your own kitchen, dining room, garden or patio!
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    23.5'' D x 19.75'' H Gently sloping fields of golden yellow flowers surrounding rustic houses with terra cotta roofs... Ahhh, this is an image many a visitor to Tuscany holds close to the heart. This large hand painted Italian pottery Tuscan sunflower tile is suitable for installation over your stove or next to your pizza oven. How beautiful it would be surrounded by tile, mounted as a back splash in your kitchen! Or simply frame and hang like a painting. For display in a stand, we recommend our Stand 4.
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    Tuscan Lemons Flatback Urn

    $2,139.00 $1,500.00
    22'' x 27.5'' tall L'abbondanza di limoni! An abundance of lemons skillfully arrayed across the surface of this handmade and handpainted Tuscan flatback Italian pottery urn bring the freshness of the orchard to your indoor or outdoor space. Conserve space but keep all the beauty of Italian artistry. Note: the back of the urn is flat so it fits flush against the wall, and is glazed plain white.
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    26.25'' D A bounty of fresh fruits, buzzing with lively bees grace the surface and up-and-down edge of this antique finish handmade and hand painted Italian pottery Tuscan platter. The soft, and slightly muted and varied texture and glaze effects achieved by these Tuscan artisans take this decorative piece to the level of high art. The proud tradition of fine pottery making is in safe hands in the town of Montelupo!
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    26.5'' D A bountiful border of pomegranates, apples and grapes among green leaves decorate the wavy edge of this handmade, hand painted ceramic platter, creating a portal to a charming pastoral scene of a fruitful apple harvest. Completely handmade and hand painted in Tuscany, this large, decorative platter will imbue your home with a stunning view of provincial paradise.
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    26'' D A beautiful border of sunny sunflowers and deep red poppies decorate the wavy edge of this handmade, hand painted ceramic platter, creating a portal to a charming pastoral scene of a late summer's wheat harvest. Completely handmade and hand painted in Tuscany, this large, decorative platter will imbue your home with a stunning view of provincial paradise.