Category Archives: Grottaglie / Puglia

Italy Puglia 19th – Two Handed Jug

Two-handed jug from Grottaglie (Puglia, southern Italy). Floral decoration with stars and spirals in the typical colors of local workshops during the 19th century. This type of jug is called “ciarla” in local dialect and usually purchased as a wedding … Continue reading

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Jug from Grottaglie (province of Taranto, Puglia, southern Italy). The front is painted with a rooster between two trees (typical background for Grottaglie’s painted ceramics). The ceramic production has represented the wealth of the town for centuries. The numerous ceramic … Continue reading

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Jug from Grottaglie (region of Puglia), with a distinctive painting of a Masseria. Masserie (Italian plural for Masseria) are surrounded by high walls designed to protect from outlaws and bandits. Most of them were build between 16th and 18th century … Continue reading

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Jug from Grottaglie (region of Puglia), with a distinctive painting of a Masseria, a traditional fortified farmhouse commonly found in southern Italy and particularly Puglia and Sicily. Masserias belonged to large estates and provided protection to farm workers and crops … Continue reading

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