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Hand-Painted Italian Ceramic Amphora Jug - Frutta Giovanni
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This stunning hand painted maiolica Deruta amphora jug is delightfully decorated in the Frutta Giovanni' design with cherries, grapes, pomegranates with a lovely band of deep blue, offset with the handle in yellow.
 
The 'amphora' jug shape dates back to very early Roman times when the term 'amphora' was first used.  Many of these jugs were huge, but this interpretation of this lovely design stands 200mm tall.

This lovely jug, hand painted in Deruta (a small town in the Italian province of Umbria) makes a lovely ornament, but of course could be used as it was in ancient times if you desired as well.

The inscription on the base shows this detail and includes 'MOD' which stands for 'Majolica of Deruta', the name of the manufacturer, and 'DIP A MANO', which is Italian for 'Painted by hand'.

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07319

07319

Hand-Painted Italian Ceramic Amphora Jug - Frutta Giovanni

A beautiful 'Amphora' shaped jug with an ancient shape and hand painted design
US$112.00
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