This ceramic stove or heater was brought from Italy, and is about 75 years old. Hand crafted of terra cotta, the 17th Century style hand painting and glazing are irregular and charming, see photos. Four separate sections stack up to form this wonderfully detailed vintage stove. There are small chips, crazing and hairlines in the glaze, see photos.
The base has an opening for a charcoal fire, there are holes in the top which heat the center section for cooking. There is a hole where a smoke pipe would attach on the backside. The next section with slits would heat the room and the upper urn is decorative. These ceramic heaters held heat for a long time, useful on cold nights.
We do not know whether this stove is functional, legal or safe to use, a heating expert should be consulted before using.
The stove is irregular from warping when fired in a kiln, placing small shims under the bottom would help level this charming piece.
Measurements are 31" wide tip to tip, 24" deep and 79" tall.
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