Since we introduced them to the North American market back in 2010, these exceptionally exquisite Moorish Sicilian Head Vases have gained widespread recognition and popularity, largely attributed to their prominent feature in the White Lotus 2022 HBO TV series.
Our Caltagirone Collection features traditional Moorish Head Vases of Sicily (in Italian: Teste di Moro) that are fancy plant pots adorned with regional fruits such as lemons and Baroque bass relief motifs. These Moorish Heads are traditionally placed atop gateposts or in outdoor gardens but nowadays they are mostly used as interior decorating pieces and became unique ''conversation pieces''. When the Moors invaded Sicily in the 11th century, they built ceramics workshops and taught majolica, which spread across the island. Caltagirone, near Catania, is renowned for its ceramics. Its popularity is due to fresh clay from Sicilian valleys & mountains, containing unique silicates. Size: 8" DIAM. X 11" HIGH
We understand that Authenticity is of the most concern when purchasing fine Italian pottery. When you order from us, rest assured that you will receive absolutely first quality, genuine products! - All of our products are brand new, 100% Authentic, Original products Hand Painted and Hand Made in Italy. - All our products are always accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and further authenticated with a tamper evident Hologram Sticker. - Our company was the very first direct importer in the United States of real Deruta pottery since 1983. - Orders are shipped promptly from our Glenview, IL USA warehouse.