The Italian ceramic rooster pitchers, also known as the gallo jug, is a traditional and iconic piece of Italian pottery.
Originating in the region of Tuscany, the rooster pitcher is a popular decorative item and functional piece of pottery. It is typically made from terracotta and is hand-painted with bright and bold colors, shaping a rooster.
The rooster is a symbol of good luck and prosperity in Italian culture, making the pitcher a popular choice for a decorative piece on the table. It is often used to serve water or wine, but can also be used for other liquids such as milk or cocktails like the famous spritz aperol.
The art of creating these pitchers is passed down through generations of Italian potters, and each one is unique due to the hand-painting process. The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail is evident in each pitcher, making them not only functional but also a work of art.
Below is the photo of the traditional rooster ceramic pitcher made by the workshops of Molleni and our ceramists based near Deruta in Italy.
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The Italian rooster pitcher is not only a beautiful addition to any home or table but it also serves as a symbol of Italian culture and tradition. It makes a perfect gift for those who appreciate traditional Italian culture and pottery or for those who are looking for a unique and functional piece of art for their home. It can also be used a ceramic vase for flowers.
In recent years, the rooster pitcher has become more and more popular among Italian lovers and tourists visiting Italy, as a souvenir of their trip and a nice reminder of the beautiful country.