We are delighted to have secured this amazing collection of antique orci with the grateful help from one of our potteries in Impruneta, Tuscany.
These items of Italian history are quite astonishing and date back as far as 1815 with a stunning orcio made by Falchini which is still in superb condition. The complete collection of 14 olive jars were made in Impruneta by old artisan families such as the renown Agresti, Malavolti, Falchini & Vanni families. With the exception of the Agresti family fornace, all of these Kiln dynasty’s’ have now sadly disappeared due to the sons of the artisan not continuing with the profession of ‘fonacino’ and subsequently these pieces of pottery have become highly prized and are desirable collectors items.
Our collection was created piece by piece by the ancestors of one family during the 1900’s and all of these exquisite orci adorned the huge gardens of their property which in itself is an ancient house of importance in Impruneta. These pieces have remained in place until the death of the curator at which time the remaining family decided to sell the complete collection so they may be enjoyed by new owners for many more years to come.
We are thrilled to offer these items for sale and hope you enjoy their beauty as much as we do.
Listed below are details of each individual piece. Please note that we are adding the full collection of 14 orcios in stages so please call for full details or pop back to this page for updates!
Orcio 11. H100cm x D90cm – £6750
Orcio 2. H105cm x D90cm – £5800
Orcio 14. H100cm x D85cm – £5500
Orcio 8. H105cm x D100cm – £5800
Orcio 7. H100cm x D80cm – £5200
Orcio 10. H105cm x D100cm £4900
Orcio 13. H100cm x D85cm – £4850
Orcio 3. H115cm x D90cm – £6200
Orcio 1. H110cm x D100cm – £6400
Orcio 6. H120cm x D95cm – £6500
Orcio 4. H105cm x D80cm – £3800
Orcio 12. H115cm x D105cm – £6850