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What is Italian alabaster?

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Italian alabaster is a fine-grained stone that is hand-crafted by artisans in Volterra, Italy to create items such as vases, decorative objects and sculptures. Alabaster mining in Italy has been ongoing for centuries, and many artisans continue to produce alabaster works with the same methods as their ancestors. Browse a selection of Italian alabaster pieces on 1stDibs.
1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022