Gifts from Europe
Unique Gifts from France & Italy
Merchant of Prato presents a unique collection of Catholic
Religious Gifts from Europe. These unique gifts from France and
Italy include an assortment of religious gifts including
holy water fonts,
statues of The Saints including the Virgin Mary, St. Anne and
St. Ives and
Mattronella Saint Tiles featuring and assortment of saints.
religious gifts come from the Henriot Faiencier in Quimper,
France; Ceramiche Simonetti in Castelli, Italy;
and from Deruta, Italy Ceramiche Sberna, Gino Peccetti and
Quimper Pottery, pronounced “kem-pair” has been manufactured in
Quimper a town in Brittany, France for over 300 years. Since
Roman times, Quimper has produced desirable pottery. The
HB-Henriot Faiencerie was founded in 1690 by Jean-Baptiste
Bousquet who was given a royal manufacturing license by King
Each piece of Quimper China is completely handmade and
painstakingly hand-painted. Each piece of Quimper china is
unique. One artist handpaints each piece from start to finish.
Each piece of Quimper is then initialed by the artists and
marked HB-Henriot to ensure its authenticity.
Italian ceramics and pottery collection is imported from Deruta,
Umbria and Sicily, Italy. The Italian ceramics we import are
Majolica. Many of the designs we feature date back hundreds of
years and many patterns are derived from Renaissance art. Each
piece of Italian pottery is handmade and painstakingly
hand-painted, thus each piece of our Italian pottery is unique.
We hope your enjoy our assortment of Catholic Religious Gifts
from Europe. These handmade items make the perfect gift for
religious occasions such as Marriage, Baptism, Confirmation and
Holy Communion and for such events as Birthdays, Mother's Day,
Anniversaries and more.