Vignoli Pomegranate Bull Wine Pitcher
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This Vignoli Bowl with metallic copper glaze is a piece of art and can be used as a bowl or spectacularr decorative piece of art. The specific use of reduction firing at high temperatures together with metallic glazes, gives an iridescence to their works, making each item a unique.
Vignoli created this exclusive Zoomorphic Collection to honor the artistic origins created over 2000 years ago. The inspiration originates from Middle Eastern zoomorphic forms, 1500 BC and the fertile half-moon, between Tigris and Euphrates, where the Mediterranean civilization was born.
In ancient Mesopotamia the bull was used as a ritual to contain wine. The drawing of the bull is taken from the famous Picasso in his Guernica painting. The pomegranate motif is from the Italian Renaissance - a symbol of union, family, and used as a wish for prosperity.
The animal forms of the collection are all original models, that have been enriched with antlers as decorative elements. All the pieces in the collection are objects to use, functional art.
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.
These art pieces are the treasures of our most artistic pair of ceramicists. The Vignoli sisters, Saura and Ivana, use a special technique involving unique glazes and firing styles, to create a spectacular copper sheen, which makes every piece as unique as a fingerprint. These techniques paired with their geometric patterns offer a modern Italian aesthetic.
A classical inspiration
Faenza, home of the art of ceramics during the late Middle Ages. The ceramists of that time definitely tried to imitate the porcelain and painted ceramics that were coming from Asia and Middle East. During the 16th century, Faenza stood out from the other ceramic production centers, and defined its own style, that sums up the culture of the era, a mix of Byzantine, Roman, Eastern and Islamic elements. From this tradition results our decorative research, that we like to define "Mediterranean".
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.
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.
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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.
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