Greece (N. Epirus) – Greek Pottery, Ceramic Pitchers for Wine or Raki 19th century

N Epirus (Greece) 19th - Private Collection Greece

Ceramic pitchers for wine or raki from Northern Epirus (Southern Albania, 19th century). Excellent traditional example from the region’s folk pottery. Both pitchers have the characteristic holed joint between the long neck and the spout, for greater protection from cracking. This joint which in Greek is called «λειρί» (liri), is found in many similar vessels in the Balkans. Typical decoration with brownish red and green lines all over the body.

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