COLLECTION DESCRIPTION The Caltagirone Collection showcases the classic Sicilian Heads, also referred to as Moorish Heads, that are ornamental planters adorned with regional fruits like lemons and pomegranates, as well as Baroque bass relief designs. While traditionally placed on gateposts or in outdoor gardens, these Moorish Heads are now commonly utilized as interior décor, serving as distinctive "conversation pieces."
During the 11th century, the Moors, who invaded Sicily from North Africa, established ceramic workshops across the island and taught the locals to create vibrant majolica pottery. This artistic tradition gradually spread throughout Sicily. The Pot Heads, which originated in Palermo, became particularly popular in the ceramic town of Caltagirone near Catania and eventually became its most iconic item. Caltagirone is renowned for its Sicilian ceramics, and a significant factor contributing to its popularity is the high quality of the Sicilian clay, freshly sourced from the valleys and mountains of Sicily, which contains a unique mixture of silicates that gives the material its distinctive properties. The vase is able to hold water - Interior fully glazed and sealed.
Size: 8" DIAM. X 11" HIGH - Pair Woman+Man as shown.
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