Malcolm Eglin Antiques
Large Pair Tuscan Terracotta Urns
REF: 024295 / LA312000
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A wonderful handsome pair of Tuscan terracotta urns for the garden or inside the home if preferred, they would look great standing on plinths, or the floor, in a conservatory or outside, they are wonderful pieces. Imported from “Impruneta in Italy” and handmade using the famous “Galestro” mix of clay. Measures 60cm tall, 25.5cm square base and 49cm diameter top This particular Terracotta from Impruneta in Tuscany distinguishes itself from other types of earthenware due to the chemical composition of the clay used in its production. The “galestro”, a mix of clay and calcium carbonate, renders the product extremely resistant to freezing conditions and other weather extremes. These qualities make Impruneta’s terracotta a prestigious product of high quality. The manufacture of Impruneta terracotta dates back to Etruscan times. Subsequently, during the Renaissance period, many artists used Impruneta terracotta in the creation of their masterpieces; for example Brunelleschi’s famous dome in Florence is covered with terracotta tiles from Impruneta.
Malcolm Eglin Antiques has clarified that the Large Pair Tuscan Terracotta Urns (LA312000) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Mid 20th Century
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