The incense goes right into the lion's mouth, hence, a smoking lion.
Handmade in France by Astier de VIllatte
Astier de Villatte makes every one of their ceramic pieces by hand. It is quite a sight to see. Beautiful hands making these incredible pieces. Made of a black earthenware sourced from the outskirts of Paris, and covered in porcelain. The combination of materials makes for very refined finished pieces with a hint of the hand and process showing through the porcelain. Astier pieces mix beautifully with many different styles- it has a versatility we look for in all the things we carry in our shop.