39. Greece (Florina) Pitchers influenced by Canakkale ceramics

Greece (Florina) 20th - Private Collection Athens Greece

A pair of water pitchers from Florina (Northern Greece). The mouth of the pots has the shape of a horse head and in the body, rosettes and a central medallion with a human head can be found, all gilded over the glaze. On the handle there is the typical hole similar to the pitchers from Balkans. These pots were made by Greek potters who came as refugees in Florina from Canakkale, after 1922. The influence of Canakkale ceramics, as well as of the local traditional pottery is more than obvious.

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