The detail of this piece is astounding. This sphere's delicate palette of colors would add a splash of beauty to your decor, and the striking subject adds a bold statement. This wonderful piece of authentic maiolica, or Italian pottery, was handcrafted and hand-painted by master artisans ND Dolfi in their studio in Montelupo Fiorentino, Tuscany. ND Dolfi draw much of their inspiration from the nature around them, and this sphere is a clear example of such inspiration. This piece must be seen from all sides to be truly appreciated for the work of art that it is. While this piece of Italian pottery is a sphere, it has a flat bottom so it will not roll.