your passion for the finer things in life. Merchant of Prato
presents imports from Italy, France and beyond. Exquisite
handpainted Quimper Faience china and pottery from Brittany,
France. Beautiful handmade Italian majolica ceramics and pottery
from Deruta, Umbria and Sicily, Italy. Hand carved alabaster stone
fruit and alabaster stone eggs from Volterra in the hills of
Tuscany in Italy. Fine, elegant Limoges China by J. Seignolles
Porcelain de Limoges. Traditional Lady Clare Placemats, Coasters &
Waste Paper Bins. Exquisite Pottery from The South of France from
Souleo Provence Pottery - Terre E Provence. Top of the line fine
Italian kitchen cutlery and collectible knives from Coltellinai
Saladini in Scarperia, Italy.
Our Italian ceramics and pottery collection is imported from Deruta, Umbria and Sicily, Italy. The Italian ceramics we import
are Majolica. Many of the designs we feature date back hundreds of
years and many patterns are derived from Renaissance art. Each
piece of Italian pottery is handmade and painstakingly
hand-painted, thus each piece of our Italian pottery is unique.
We have direct connections with artists in Volterra, Italy who
create amazing, realistic Alabaster Stone Fruit and Alabaster
Eggs. Each piece of fruit is hand decorated making each piece a
unique work of art.
Our Quimper Faience collection is
imported directly from the Henriot Quimper in Quimper, France. Each piece of Quimper China is
handmade and painstakingly hand-painted. Each piece of Quimper
china is unique. One artist handpaints each piece from start to
finish. Each piece of Quimper is then initialed by the artist and
marked Henriot Quimper to ensure its authenticity.
And for the finest Limoges china, our J. Seignolles Porcelaine
from Limoges, will not disappoint. French Jammet-Seignolles is one
of the oldest established porcelain manufacturers in Limoges. J.
Seignolles was established in 1825 and still uses the traditional
skills to produce both the classic designs of yesterday and the
modern and vibrant designs of today.
The Lady Clare Collection includes fine table placemats, coasters,
fine tea trays and waste paper bins all made in Great Britain.
Souleo Provence Pottery, formerly known as Terre E Provence
Pottery, is the quintessential handmade French artisan Provencal
ceramic tableware made in Avignon, France. If it is possible to
capture the sun-drenched harmony of Provence in a single handmade
object, Souleo Provence Pottery earthenware would be it. Produced
at a small workshop in Avignon, France, Souleo Provence Pottery is
glazed and then each piece hand-painted with the vibrant colors
found in the South of France. Microwavable, oven and dishwasher
Since the Middle Ages, the Tuscan town of Scarperia
has been a famed center of knives and cutlery production.
Coltelleria Saladini is one of the only businesses in Scarperia, Italy
still producing knives. Based on historical patterns and
materials, the Saladini collection of kitchen cutlery and fine
collectible knives is immediately distinguished by a stylistic
renewal of form with a particular attention to detail.