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Amphora pots - Tuscan terracotta


Code: 11380


H: 120cm (47.2")

Genuine Tuscan terracotta Amphora from Imprunetta. This has a very well weathered patina, we have four available two large 120 cm and two at 105 cm. These are fantatsic condition and very heavy, the quality is second to none. 

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.