First of all, it must be said that the very etymology of the name Christian suggests a figure particularly close to Christian spirituality. In Italy the name can be transcribed as Cristian or Christian. In fact, Christian, a variant name of Christian, derives from the Latin christianus, meaning "one who lives according to the law of Christ". Traditionally, when San Christian is celebrated, reference is made to San Cristiano (or Chrètien), a French priest from the parish of Saint’Albin in Douai. Not much is known about his life or the era in which he lived, but there are numerous legends that fuel his fame. His relics, kept in the church of Saint’Albin in Douai, were destroyed during the French Revolution. St. Christian is considered the patron protector of pregnant women.
Mattonella are hand-painted Italian Ceramic Tiles. Bottega degli Artisti features an assortment of Mattonelle in Professions, Saints & Botanical designs and can custom make any design of your liking.
These Italian Decorative Tiles Come in Many Different Professions and The Arts. Choose from two sizes (10x20 cm - 3.9 x 7.9 inches) or (15x30 cm - 5.9 x 11.8 inches) and different backings - a Wooden Frame or a Wrought Iron Frame with Hook. Made by Bottega degli Artisti.
Bottega degli Artisti is very famous in Italy and abroad, being one of the best producer of pottery in Castelli. Castelli is a little village in the centre of Italy, just close to the Gran Sasso Mountain. Castelli is best known for its, a form of decorative ceramic, which were collected by the nobility of Europe for centuries and which were at their pinnacle from the 16th through 18th century and are still produced today by local artists. Castelli majolica was a favorite dinnerware of Russian Tsars. One of the most valued collections of Castelli ceramics is now housed at the Winter Palace of the Hermitage State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
*The Tiles are also available without Frames for use on Backsplashes or Wall Decor.
***We can also customize a tile for you featuring a Profession not shown or change the gender of the Profession shown or have your Profession written in English.
Slight variations will occur in colors and patterns.
Choose from Two Sizes:
10x20 cm - 3.9 x 7.9 inches
15x30 cm - 5.9 x 11.8 inches
Plain Tile (with or without a ring for hanging)
Colors may vary. Colors in photograph are close but may not represent true colors.
PREORDER FROM ITALY.
Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.
In stock items will ship immediately from our warehouse in the US.