Dauphin Incense Holder




Dauphin Incense Holder
Dimensions – 14.8 x 9 x 8.5 cm

New the Astier de Villatte collection, the Dauphin incense holder is made by one of a few studios in central Paris still actively producing ceramic tableware using traditional 18th century methods. The design is inspired from eclectic antiques collected by company owners Benoit Astier de Villatte and Ivan Pericoli from flea markets and charity shops to give the pieces their signature wonky whimsical style – always featuring their signature milky white glaze over black terracotta.

Designers of furniture and white ceramics Ivan Pericoli and Benoît founded their company Astier de Villatte in 1996 in association with friends and family. Successor to the Parisian manufactures of the 18th century, satire de village is now the only major studio to keep the tradition of artisanal ceramic production in Paris alive. In 2000, they opened the boutique at 173 rue Saint Honoré, which also presented their other creations for the home: titanium cutlery, borosilicate glassware and above all the wonderful collection of traditionally printed notebooks.

In 2008 they decided to join forces with Japanese fragrance company Takasago and together begin creating luxury scented products. Working with their associates Emilie Massed and Françoise Caron, the star perfumer at Takasago fragrance Astier de Villatte’s range of scented products was born