Italian Water Bottle (Ariano or Cerreto) late 18th or early 19th c.

Italian water bottle in the shape of a book (from Ariano or Cerreto, late 18th early 19th century). A wild hare and a bird in natural surroundings, decorate both sides of the bottle. When the bottle was filled with hot water, then worked as a bed or footwarmer. Such stylishly objects were common in potteries of Ariano or Cerreto Sanita, giving evidence of the great pottery tradition in these regions. Private collection Athens Greece.

Borraccia (scaldino) a foggia di libro. Fabbriche di Ariano o Cerreto Sanita, sec. XVII-XIX. Coll.privata Atene.

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