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Head Planter Vase Lemons

Size: Height 15.7" - 40 cm

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Code: GH288LUL
This lavish Moorish head planter pays tribute to Sicily's unique artisanal tradition. An elaborate golden pattern is hand-painted on a green background, with individually handcrafted lemons and pomegranates adding sophistication to this fine piece.

Descriptions & details

Sicily is an island of drama, beauty, and light, and so is its maiolica. Greek, Roman, Arab, Norman, and Spanish peoples (to mention but a few!) have conquered Sicily, blending their arts to create a unique, treasured heritage.
Moorish heads, with their mysterious origins, bold colors, and extravagant decorations, are one of the most recognizable symbols of the island.

Dimensions (inches): 13.8x15.7h
Dimensions (cm): 35x40h

Ghenos' ceramics are entirely handmade. Minor variations from the above picture are a sign and proof of human touch, making each and every piece unique.

Handmade & hand-painted in Messina, Italy
Material: ceramic

The artist

Ghenos is a small artisan studio in Messina, whose fame has spread far and wide. Their hand painted tiles, tableware, and home decor accents decorate villas in Capri, mansions in Paris and swimming pools in New Orleans. Inspired by traditional Sicilian pottery, with a penchant for Baroque, Ghenos designs are elaborate, rich in details and colors. Their knowledge of local art and crafts is reflected in the details of their work which is unique and very special.

Located in the North-East of Sicily, a stone's throw from the continent, Messina has been a center of pottery making for millennia. In the past few centuries, most artisans have moved to neighboring towns and villages, such as Taormina and Santo Stefano di Camastra, which certainly attract more tourists than Messina. However, the beauty and quality of the ceramics we found in Messina are extraordinary, just like the incredible talents of their makers.

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