By Ceramiche Magnanelli
Descriptions & details
Using centuries-old techniques, Ceramiche Magnanelli has handcrafted a small collection of keepsake boxes available in three colors: blue, red and green.
Italians give them as thank you gifts or favors on special occasions, such as bridal parties, weddings, christenings, and house-warming parties.
Dimensions (inches): 3.5x1.6h
Dimensions (cm): 9x4h
Handmade & hand-painted in Gubbio, Italy
The uniqueness of Magnanelli’s pottery lies in its rich decoration and charming antique finish, both inspired by Gubbio ceramics from the 16th century.
Golden dragons, scrolls, oak leaves, and flowers adorn elegantly shaped, classic pieces, often available in three different background colors: red, green, and blue.
Gubbio is a lovely medieval Umbrian town, with picture-book pretty steep streets and rosy stone houses. In Roman times, it was a key stop on the east-west trade route crossing the Appennines, thus developing as an important hub for arts and crafts. Its reputation in ceramics production attracted talents from neighboring regions, and eventually, Mastro Giorgio Andreoli settled in Gubbio in 1495. His iridescent luster majolica earned him fame and honors, and it is still a most prized possession for art collectors and museums worldwide.
Gubbio is still a vibrant pottery-making center, with many artisans keeping the traditional production methods alive.