Each canister is the perfect size for holding your flours, sugars, teas, herbs, or spices. They bring charm into the kitchen. The Galletto pattern is a modified version of green and white ceramics that came out of the Umbrian town of Orvieto in the 13th century. The original Galletto pattern was green and white in color. In the 19th century, centuries after Deruta had become the center of Umbrian ceramics, a rooster was added to the pattern and the leaves were also modernized. As well as being a lovely addition to the pattern, the rooster is said to bring good fortune to the home because of a legend about the Medici family in the 15th century in which crowing roosters alerted Giuliano de Medici about the approach of hired assassins. Each ceramic canister was handcrafted and painted by the artists in the traditional fashion. Please note these canisters are sold separately, and the differences in size can be seen by clicking on the smaller image of all four canisters to the left.
The Galletto Green Canister comes in the following four sizes:
10" in height with a 6.5" diameter
8" in height with a 5 3/4" diameter
6" in height with a 4 1/4" diameter
5" in height with a 3 3/4" diameter
The heights are approximate and include the lids.