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Merchant of Prato Presents Exquisite Hand Painted Italian Ceramics

Indulge your passion for the finer things in life. Merchant of Prato presents beautiful handmade Italian ceramics. Our Italian pottery is created in small workshops by artisans using techniques passed down from generation to generation. Many of the designs we feature date back hundreds of years and many patterns are derived from Renaissance art. Each piece of Italian pottery is handmade and painstakingly hand-painted, thus each piece of our pottery is unique. Whether you are purchasing a gift or adding to your own Italian ceramic collection, The Merchant of Prato presents an assortment of Italian pottery to choose from. Bring Italy Into Your Home!

Made in Italy!


First held in 1656, The Palio di Siena, otherwise known as "Il Palio", is one of the oldest and most famous horseraces. This competitive bareback horserace occurs twice a year on July 2 and August 16 on The Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy to honor The Virgin Mary. Fratelli Mari produced Dinnerware, Tiles, Clock and Garden Pots to commemorate the Palio. Choose from 17 Contrada Palio Patterns.


Our Italian ceramic tiles are created in small workshops in Deruta & Castelli, Italy by artisans using techniques passed down from generation to generation. Featuring such magnificent designs as the traditional Geometrico, Tuscan Fruits, Ancient Tiles of Venezia, The Palio di Siena Contrade Tiles and reproductions tiles from The Cathedral of San Donato, these beautiful yet durable Italian ceramic tiles are perfect for kitchen backsplashes, counters, baths, tables, walls or any areas you wish to decorate. Add some furniture felt pads to the back of the Italian Pottery and create and use as trivets or coasters.


Exquisite Dinnerware crafted from Italian pottery by the finest craftsmen. Perfect for everyday use or special occasions. Over 25 patterns to choose from. All Italian dinnerware and tabletop products are 100% food safe.


Italian Tiles featuring Saints, Professions, Botanicals and Zodiacs produced in Castelli, Italy by Bottega degli Artisti. Adorn your home with these beautiful hand painted tiles. Saint & Profession tiles are a unique house warming, baptism, wedding or graduation gift.  


Bottega degli Artisti produces beautiful handpainted tiles reproduced from the ceiling of The Church of San Donato in Castelli, Italy which date to 1615-1617. These exquisite Italian tiles can be used in a kitchen backsplash, to adorn your walls or as trivets or coasters. 


Our collection of Italian ceramic ornaments is exquisitely hand crafted in Deruta, Italy.  The perfect Christmas gift for someone special. Start a new Christmas tradition and add a new Italian ornament to your tree each year.


Alabaster Easter Eggs Fruit & Grapes from Volterra, Italy. Realistic looking alabaster stone fruit and grapes will look wonderful featured as a centerpiece on your table. Gather these vibrant Italian Alabaster eggs into a basket for Easter or year-round décor. 


Fine kitchen cutlery and collectible knives including cork screws and cigar cutters by Coltelleria Saladini. Since the Middle Ages, the Tuscan town of Scarperia has been a famed center of knives and cutlery production. Shop Coltelleria Saladini’s selection of fine crafted Italian knives.


Italian Decorative Stationery, Notecards & Christmas Cards by Rossi 1931 imported from Florence, Italy.


Founded in 1931 in Borgo San Lorenzo (Florence) by Antonio Rossi, Rossi 1931 features a collection of high-quality paper with traditional Italian designs. In an age of email and text, nothing shows true friendship & love like a hand-written note on Rossi 1931 stationary.

reviews.png"I want to thank you for all of your great help in showing me your many plate choices to work with my dishes for Thanksgiving, plus your excellent work in expediting delivery so they got here by the holiday. They got here and worked perfectly. Wishing you an excellent year!"
Best, Z.K.
Los Angeles, California

Merchant of Prato Imports ~ Italian Pottery Directly from Italy 

Fratelli Mari Maioliche – Deruta, Italy
Ceramiche Sberna – Deruta, Italy
Bottega degli Artisti – Castelli, Italy

Coltelleria Saladini – Scarperia, Italy
Rossi 1931 Italian Stationery – Florence, Italy
Alabaster from Volterra, Italy