Delight in the magic of the holiday season with your little one and the Old St. Nick First Christmas Gift Set. Maestro artisan, Alessandro Taddei, relays childhood memories of stories his mother used to read to him about Babbo Natale, Italy’s Santa Claus, through whimsical designs providing us a glimpse into daily adventures leading up to each holiday season.Product Dimensions:
- Old St. Nick First Christmas Gift Set
4"-8"D, 9"-12"W, 2"-12"H
- Old St. Nick The Magic of Old St. Nick: The Adventure Begins Gift Set
Book: 9"W, 10.5"H Doll: 12"W, 12"H
- Old St. Nick Bambini Set
Plate: 8"D Bowl: 5.5"D, 2"H Mug: 3.5"H, 6 oz
- Old St. Nick Baby's First Christmas Ornament
Tuscany: A region in central Italy, Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, craftsmanship, and influence on culture. The birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany is often called the art palace of Italy, and many of the world's greatest works of art come from this region.
Alessandro Taddei: Alessandro was born in Empoli, Italy in 1960. He began his work in ceramics over 30 years ago, learning from local craftsmen throughout Tuscany while attending the Montelupo School for Ceramics. He has worked next to some of the best ceramic maestros in the world, learning the many secrets that are essential to mastering the art of ceramics. Throughout the years, Alessandro has had the opportunity to design for some of the best retailers and importers throughout the world, including VIETRI. He loves art, traveling, and photography, and has won a number of national awards for his paintings and photos. With ease and artistic passion, Alessandro makes the white clay surface his canvas.
INSPIRED BY ITALY
Our designs honor Italian craftsmanship
VIETRI artisans follow ancient practices - using simple materials to create forms that pulse with life. Rooted in this tradition, we use modern techniques to create new designs and products.