Sunday, January 31, 2010

Collecting: Stone Fruit

Stone fruit became popular in the the United States in the late part of the 19th and the early part of the 20th century, when the colorful fruit were brought home as souvenirs from Italy. Stone fruit has been made for generations in the town of Volterra, Italy, in the Tuscan mountains. The area is a rich source of the alabaster used to carve the fruit. The fruit are hand-painted and heated to seal the finish. Stone fruit is still produced in Italy, but the old ones are mellow in color and bear the tell-tale scuff marks and dings that are a reflection of their age.

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  1. Fun information on a subject I knew nothing about. I love learning!

    Mermaid Debbie

  2. Glad you enjoyed the post. We love antiques with an interesting history.


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