Handpainted Quimper Faience Pottery from HB Henriot, Italian Majolica Ceramics & Pottery Imported From Italy, Fine Italian Alabaster Eggs & Fruit, French Limoges China by J. Seignolles Porcelaine Dinnerware, Traditional Lady Clare Table Placemats, Exquisite Provence Pottery By Souleo Provence Pottery
and Saladini Knives By Coltellinai Saladini in Scarperia, Italy
Indulge 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 safe.
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.