Limoni di Sicilia Turquoise 7″ Small Rooster Pitcher
Because of the Medici family’s legend in the 15th century in which crowing roosters alerted Giuliano de Medici to hired assassins approaching, rooster pitchers such as this one are considered to be providers of good fortune. This Limoni rooster or chicken pitcher was handcrafted and hand-painted in Santo Stefano di Camastra, Sicily.
Lemons were brought to Sicily by the Arabs when they had colonized the island. The volcanic ash in the soil around Mount Etna combines with the Mediterranean climate to produce fruit unique to Sicily. These lemons are featured on the Limoni di Sicilia pattern of Santo Stefano di Camastra.
It is 7″ in height. It can hold 14 oz. Measurements are approximate.
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