For 35 years this Italian company has produced all of its giftware and tabletop by hand, a process that has ensured the uniqueness of each item. And because every plate, bowl, pitcher, tray, and tureen is made of pewter (an alloy composed of tin and copper), every piece retains its luster, whether it’s used everyday or simply kept on display. Valpeltro’s candleholders, frames, and goblets with glass bowls and pewter bases may be clearly contemporary, but the company’s medieval-inspired takes on other traditional pieces reveal a classic lean, too.
We've selected a grouping of gifts for our discerning members who know that high style doesn't have to be high-priced.
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J. Fleet’s artful, earth-toned lacquer trays make ideal serveware pieces — and they work equally well as stylish room accents. Many feature botanical themes of buds and flowers; we also love the whimsical animal motifs (such as the trio of happy-looking elephants emblazoned on the large tray). And if you're looking for a high-shine counterpoint to these pieces, we’ve also got Italian pewter on offer. Choose from serving bowls, pitchers, carafes, and even an ice bucket.
The Italians are known for inextricably combining style with function, and we submit this selection as evidence of that. Here you’ll find sleek wine openers, a swoopy bread box, an ingenious knife holder, a deconstructed fruit basket — and plenty more options, all of which are aesthetically inspiring.