Alabaster has been a prized material since ancient times; its translucent nature gives it an ethereal softness and beauty that adds serenity to any object or work of art.
Inspired by classic forms, the Volterra Collection is designed to enhance the quality of this fine material, with forms that fit perfectly in contemporary spaces yet blend seamlessly when placed in a more traditional context.
Hand made using traditional methods by a sculptor in Volterra, the home of alabaster production in southern Tuscany, each object is finished to the highest quality.
The intrinsic nature of alabaster and the markings making each handcrafted piece unique.
Origin - Italy
Material - Alabaster (in transparent alabaster or opaque white alabaster)
Finish - Waxed
Dimensions (cm) - 24.8 D x 16 H / 31 D x 20 H
Weight (kg) - 1.7 / 2.2
Alabaster is composed of bi-hydrated calcium sulphate and it has a hardness between 2,2 and 2,5 on the Mohs scale. Being a delicate and relatively soft and porous stone, it should not be kept in direct contact with adverse atmospheric conditions, nor too close to sources of heat.
Our products are treated with oil and wax, they should be dusted lightly with a slightly damp, soft brush or cloth then left to dry naturally. They can then be polished using a neutral oil which should be applied with a brush. Once the oil has been absorbed, any excess can be removed with a soft cloth.