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Raffaellesco Dragon Majolica Italian Ceramic Oil Bottle

Raffaellesco Dragon Majolica Italian Ceramic Oil Bottle

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Raffaellesco Lucky Dragon Majolica Italian Ceramic Oil Bottle 20cm
Handcrafted in Deruta Italy 🇮🇹

Raffaellesco is a unique ceramic collection made in Deruta, a hill town and comune in the province of Perugia in the Umbria region of central Italy. Deruta remains known for its ceramics and as the centre of refined majolica products. The local clay is perfect for ceramics, where production began in the early middle ages, but found its artistic peak in the 15th and early 16th century, with highly characteristic local styles of majolica, In the 16th century Deruta produced the so-called "Rafaellesque" ware, decorated with fine arabesques and grottesche on a fine white ground. Deruta, with Gubbio and Urbino, continue to produce some of the finest Italian majolica.

The Raffaellesco pattern was inspired by Raphael’s 16th century frescoes in the Vatican palace. The Dragon which is the central motif of the pattern is believed to symbolise a benevolent deity who bestowed good luck and fair winds to seagoing merchants, The sea creature is said to have rescued sailors trapped in a dead calm by blowing on the trapped ship's sails, thus the puffs of wind steaming from the dragon's mouth. Today, many Italians believe that having a piece of Raffaellesco in your home brings blessings and good fortune.

We have handpicked gorgeous pieces to be made in Deruta Italy especially for Piccola®. These pieces are all handmade and hand painted by talented artisans and are the result of authentic and original ceramic craftsmanship that have been produced by the family business for over 50 years.
  • Collection: Raffaellesco
  • Width: 8cm
  • Height: 21cm (with nozzle)
  • Depth: 8cm
  • Weight: 500g
  • Liquid Content: Circa 400 ml || About 13,5 Oz
  • Measurements Are Approximate
  • Care: hand wash, we do not recommend placing in microwave
  • Colours May Vary: Colours in photograph may vary due to lighting and computer monitors
Please note these pieces are handmade and hand painted by individual artisans therefore no 2 pieces are exactly the same. There may be some minor variations which add to the character of the pieces and which makes them unique and special.
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