Antique Oil Jars

A collection of antique Orci hand-made in Impruneta, Tuscany, during the 1800s.

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 Italian history items 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 renowned Agresti, Malavolti, Falchini & Vanni families. Except for the Agresti family fornace, all of these Kiln dynasties have now sadly disappeared due to the artisan sons not continuing with the profession of ‘fonacino.’ Subsequently, these pieces of pottery have become highly prized and are desirable collector's items.

Our collection was created piece by piece by one family's ancestors during the 1900s, 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 curator's death, at which time the remaining family decided to sell the complete collection so new owners may enjoy them 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.

Antique Orcio Collection

This video provides a walking tour and a closer look at our stunning Antique Orcio Collection and was filmed on site in Impruneta, Italy the first time the collection in its entirity was seen.   If you would like to know any specific details about the collection, please ask us. 

With Mud Mountain found I was quickly engaged in conversation and it was clear to me that they knew exactly what they were talking about and knew what would work for me in finding the right solution.

The whole experience of purchase was seamless as was the delivery right to my door and the Pots have not disappointed they are well made and are stunning from every angle .

I would highly recommend Mud Mountain to anyone that is looking for stunning and authentic terracotta pots you simply will not be disappointed and you will be the envy of everyone that sees them.

Perry Rigler, West Sussex

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