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Arte Italica

Arte Italica honors the vision of its founder, Ann Skidmore, by offering the very best in quality and creative home decor design. Ann formed Arte Italica in 1997, as a response to her love of Italian history, culture, art and especially vintage pewter. Finding it difficult to acquire in the United States, she began importing this fine Italian pewter. Soon, she was designing and importing handcrafted ceramics, glass and bronze. In 2000, Ann and Arte Italica became the first to combine pewter and ceramic into beautiful and unique dinnerware and accessories. 

As one of the leading importers of luxury European décor, we capture the essence of Europe in each of our collections. Every piece is handcrafted using the same techniques passed down through generations of skilled artisans. This dedication to handcrafting, allows us to offer one-of-a-kind collections, an attribute for which we are well known throughout the industry.

Yet another unique feature of Arte Italica is evidenced by the fact that our collections blend beautifully with one another in seemingly endless combinations. Not only do they blend effortlessly together, they also enhance other tableware collections. This versatility guarantees the uniqueness and longevity of our pieces.

Sophisticated whimsy is perfectly portrayed in this Animale Collection, which were inspired by pewter cups used to celebrate the hunt in ages past. Each animal stands proudly while the glass is turned upside down, and sits securely to hold a favorite ale or cocktail. The matching ice buckets and decanters are perfect compliments to this unique collection. Handmade in Italy.

Arte Italica