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Ceramiche D'arte Dolfi Customized Family Centerpiece - Medium

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Ivana Antonini can create your own personal family centerpiece, or your favorite people in the world centerpiece. This d'arte ceramic centerpiece is handcrafted by Ivana Dolfi in Montelupo, Italy. Every family member and pet can be included in this spectacular conversational piece. Each centerpiece is a unique, one of a kind piece.  Please note these centerpieces will not arrive by Christmas.  

There are three sizes of centerpieces.  Order the size bases upon the number of humans and pets to be represented.

Small Centerpiece for 4 - 7 humans and pets 

Medium Centerpiece for 7 - 10 humans and pets

Large Centerpiece for   8 - 12 humans and pets

Once you place an order, Biordi Art Imports will be in contact with you to send images of your loved ones. Those images are then forwarded on to our artisan Ivana Antonini who will recreate your family in a masterpiece centerpiece.  This makes a wonderful gift for those special occasions for your special person.   As this is a custom item, the delivery can take several months to arrive.  Contact Biordi Art Imports for delivery information. 

The small imperfections such as the difference in color, shape, diameter or small bubbles that form inside, do not constitute a defect but testify that it is actually an artisanal product.

 

The Dolfi family, a famous family in Tuscany, has been producing Italian Majolica for many generations. Ivana Dolfi, one of the most innovative and talented artisans in Florence produces unique ceramics. Ivana’s father was considered the best artisan in Tuscany in his time. 

Italian ceramics are heirloom quality products, and can last lifetime with proper care. We have some suggestions that will preserve your majolica for years to come.


Majolica is dishwasher safe, but many people choose to hand wash their pieces as a precaution. Because majolica is a porous material, some pieces are not meant to hold liquid for a long period of time. Check for warning labels before ordering a product, as the pieces that are most notorious for "sweating" are appropriately labeled.


Majolica is sensitive to extreme temperatures, specifically boiling or freezing liquids. Pouring water with a rolling boil directly into a teapot, for example, may lead to breakage. To avoid this, temper the object. The industry standard is 620 degrees Celsius (1,148 degrees Fahrenheit). Quench the glass to cool it.


Crazing is common in well used majolica. The tiny cracks in the glaze do not affect the functionality of your majolica.


Majolica hand-crafted products should not be microwaved, as it may crack and/or break the ceramics.

UPS Ground

Flat shipping charge of $10 for each shipment of merchandise under $100.00. For orders of $100.00 or more, shipping is 10% of the order total.


UPS Next Day Air

Flat shipping charge of $63 for each shipment of merchandise under $70.00. For orders of $70.00 or more, shipping is 90% of the order total.


UPS 2-Day Priority (Rush Shipping)

Flat shipping charge of $42 for each shipment of merchandise under $70.00. For orders of $70.00 or more, shipping is 60% of the order total. Note: This option is required for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii.


USPS 3-Day Priority

Flat shipping charge of $21 for each shipment of merchandise under $70.00. For orders of $70.00 or more, shipping is 30% of the order total.


International Shipments

Please contact us at customerservice@biordi.com or call us at (415) 392-8096 for quotes to ship internationally.

You will be charged a rate based on your delivery area, value and shipping preference. For items shipped via UPS, see below for information pricing information. Once the package is shipped, you will receive an email with tracking information to track your package.