10. Grottaglie Jug – Masseria in Puglia II

Grottaglie 19th - Private collection Athens Greece

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 and could host up to 300 persons although in general these buildings were designed to host two or three families on the ground floor (Apulian farmers of wheat, wine, milk, cheese and olive oil) and the landowner’s family on the first floor. This jug is from the second half of the 19th c.

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