The Sicilian pine cones or, better called, Crita’s Caltagirone pine cones, are entirely handamade and handpainted by our master craftsmen. They are one of the symbols of Sicily and Caltagirone ceramics and we offer them in two sizes - 15cm and 20cm - with the unique and refined colors of our collections.
The pine cone has been a symbol of Caltagirone and Sicily ceramics for centuries.
It embodies the sense of strength, prosperity, immortality, fertility and it is a symbol of good luck.
The pine cone has enriched and decorated the houses of the peasants as well as those of the nobles, standing out on the gates or balconies of the great palaces and villas of the island's aristocracy and it continues to be a wonderful decorative object even today.
Crita brings pine cones into your home respecting their unique and traditional shape forged by our master ceramists with great patience 'leaf' after 'leaf';.
Obviously, we put our innovative spirit always looking for something different. Here, our pine cones are covered with a cascade of unusual colors. These are the colors that Crita selects with great attention for our creations. Evocative, bright and refined colors. Some truly sophisticated and never seen before such as our Bruno di Santo Pietro, Ocra di Mongialino or the very exclusive Blu delle Correnti.
As always Crita acts as a bridge between the millenary art of Caltagirone ceramics and the 21st century. Welcome to the new era of pine cones.