One of the world’s oldest pharmacies, Santa Maria Novella was founded in 1221 in Florence by the Dominican Friars who started making herbal remedies and potions to use in the monastery. Their reputation became world renowned and the pharmacy, sponsored by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, opened to the public in 1612. Today Santa Maria Novella still produces all its products in the Florentine region, where each batch is handmade and supervised according to age old recipes and artisan methods.
This representation of the melograno--pomegranate fruit--is handcrafted in Italian terra cotta and infused with Santa Maria Novella's signature melograno fragrance. It provides an extremely long lasting room fragrance and exists as a lovely object in its own right. An ideal gift, it comes with a small ceramic resting plate.