Deruta Chicken Rooster Pitcher Jug – Hand Painted
Iconic earthenware pitcher or jug hand painted in the bright, cheerful colors that exemplify the decorative style of Deruta, the Italian hill town renowned for its distinctive majolica pottery since the 14th century. Standing 9" tall, the pitcher is inspired by the head of a chicken or rooster, with a red comb forming the top opening and an open beak serving as the spout. Completing the head are a pair of raised eyes and the characteristic wattle, which frames a floral design on the belly. The jug's body features two dramatic raffaelesco motifs: the stylized dragon-like creature supposedly adapted from the work of the Renaissance master artist Raphael. The hand painting - in blues, greens, reds, yellows, and deep gold on a white glaze background - intentionally shows the fluid brushstrokes and strays outside the black outlines, giving the decoration a delightful sense of liveliness. The gaily striped handle features a convenient thumb rest for a good grip. Charming traditional design that can be used as a centerpiece, vase, beverage server, or decoration.
Excellent condition. There are minor manufacturing blemishes on the interior, which are not visible and do not affect usage.
9" H x 6" L x 4" W
Bottom stamped: "IDG Made in Italy"
Bottom labeled: "Made in Italy Williams Sonoma Grand Cuisine San Francisco 94120"
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