9. Grottaglie Jug – Masseria in Puglia

Grottaglie 19th - Private collection Athens Greece

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 of the landowner. Examples of these properties can be found today in Sicily and Puglia, (particularly in the countryside around Taranto, Brindisi and Lecce) under a new role, that of a country hotel, museum or a private house. This jug is from the second half of the 19th c.

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