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Apple - Golden - Italian Carrara Marble Fruit - (IN STOCK AVAILABILITY)

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Our Italian Carrara Marble fruit is so realistic that one may easily mistake it for a real piece of fruit!

Each apple is carved from an only piece of White Carrara marble, sculpted and hand painted with pigments of natural origin and bee wax, using the same methods of Michelangelo age. A true work of art.

Each fruit is made unique by small irregularities of shape and colour.

A natural fruit stem is added as a realistic touch. 

Handmade in Italy

SIZE: 3.5" H x 3.25" W


Colors may vary. Colors in photograph are close but may not represent true colors.


For additional quantities, PREORDER FROM ITALY
ALLOW 3-4 weeks for delivery.

In stock items will ship immediately from our warehouse in the US.


At the foot of the Apuan Alps, Carrara is unique in the world for its marble quarries. The “white gold of the Apuan Alps”: this is how the marble of Carrara is defined, a precious stone with which important works have been realised and that has made this town, for centuries devoted to its extraction and processing, great.
One of the first people to venture into marble quarrying were the Romans who, by inserting beams of fig wood inside natural fissures in the rock, filled these with water until they were completely impregnated and caused the rock to split. This extraction technique remained unchanged, if not with minor variations, until the Renaissance when Michelangelo began to frequent the Carrara area to directly choose the raw material for his works: it was from Carrara, transported along the Arno, that the block from which the Maestro sculpted the famous David came.
Marble thus became an important raw material for the construction, furnishing and decoration of public buildings and patrician residences.
Even today, skillful artists and craftsmen still work this material with mastery, creating stupendous works of art and decorative objects that become true furnishing accessories.