Palio Round Serving Platter, The Unicorn


This magnificent serving platter is a celebration of the Palio—a wild and intoxicating horse race that takes place in the main piazza of Siena, Italy. Each piece displays a symbol that correlates to one of the teams, based on the different districts in the city. 

Recognised by Consorzio per la Tutela del Palio di Siena (Consortium for the protection of Siena’s Palio – Consorzio)

Leocorno (The Unicorn): Traditionally Leocorno residents were goldsmiths. Leocorno’s allies are Pantera and Tartuca. Its rival is Civetta (since 1960). Their motto is: “La mia purezza è uguale al braccio che ho in faccia” – “My purity is equal to the arm that I’ve got in face”

Dimensions: 15.75 in; 40 cm
Material: Glazed Ceramic 
Care: Hand wash only


About the Maker

Dating back to the Middle Ages, the Palio horse race is an amalgamation of complex events, traditions, and customs that have amassed over centuries and serve as the social bedrock of the city. Each of Siena's city districts (or Contrade) is named after an animal or symbol with a long history and complicated heraldic and semi-mythological associations. This collection is produced by a family run business founded in Siena. They come from a long line of artisans and craftsmen dating back to 1450, who made armor, coats of arms, and flags. The studio is one of the last that produces handmade, traditional Sienese artisanal pieces.



Shipping & Returns

Most products may be returned or exchanged within 10 days of purchase, with the exception of art, special orders and sale items which are final sale. All products must be returned in the same condition in which they were bought. For more details, please review our Shipping and Returns policies or contact our Customer Service.