60. Pottery Water Jug from Caltagirone – Sicily 1888

Caltagirone (Sicily) 19th - Private Collection Athens Greece

Pottery water jug from Caltagirone. The jug is dated 1888 and decorated with the rose pattern, a classical motif for this type of pots. Caltagirone (Sicilian : Caltaggiruni) is a town in the province of Catania, in central Sicily. The city’s name derives from the arabic “qal’at-al-ghiran” (“Hill of Vases”). It’s known in Italy as “The city of Sicilian ceramics” due to its thousand-year-old tradition.
Brocca in ceramica di Caltagirone, datata 1888, Coll. Privata, Atene.

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