Large Italian olive jar - Orcio Imprunetino 120 cm
Dimensions:H: 132cm (52")
Large Orcio Imprunetino. Very large olive jars . 120 cm in height on base total 132 cm tall. We have a pair of these very fine jars in stock £3200.00 each. Impruneta is the home of the very best terracotta in the world. These jars are of the very best quality.
Frost proof to -22 degress
The most famous kind of Tuscan terracotta is produced in Impruneta, an ancient town a little south of Florence. The tradition of making terracotta in this area goes back to the 14th century and its production has progressively impacted on the area’s landscape, architecture, urban design and economy.
The so-called cotto dell'Impruneta owes its success to the peculiar properties of the clay found in the area, which is rich in iron, extremely malleable and both elastic and resistant. The clay comes from Impruneta and surroundings, for example from the smaller villages of Ferrone and Tavarnuzze and from the Val di Greve area.
The most common terracotta products that are made here are vases, pots and statues, many large and small orci, which is the italian for a peculiar kind of terracotta vase. Also traditionally produced and used to carry high quality olive oil and wine (also produced in the region).