A substantial and elegant terracotta Tuscan pot. There are two available. These were recently bought from the town of Imprunetta. Very elegant very unusual shape truly stunning.
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.