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You might recognize these familiar looking pitchers as the famous style of “maiolica”, Italian tin-glazed pottery dating from the Renaissance, typically painted in Deruta, Italy. My parents had a set of Deruta dishes and these roosters were among the creatures that peered up at me nightly through my dinner scraps and from the bottom of my bowl of chocolate ice cream (Haagen Daaz only).


Upon further Googling, I came to love the history of the rooster pitcher even more. I won’t ruin the story for you, but it involves the Renaissance, the Medici family, an assassination plot by a rival family, and the rooster as our hero, forever memorialized as a wine pitcher given to villagers as an omen for good luck against danger. What a tale! Highly recommend googling “history of the rooster pitcher” if you’re so inclined.


8" x 10" print of original watercolor painting printed on 110 lb archival paper. 


Hand signed and sealed in a cello sleeve, packed with love in non-bendable mailer.

*Please allow 2-3 weeks for framing and shipping*
I've partnered with my friends at Simply Framed to offer high quality custom framing. We've selected beautiful hardwood frame moulding in your choice black, white, and antique gold and custom matting.

• Hardwood frame moulding
• UV-shielding plexiglass, which protects against 89% of UV and 92% Light transmission
• Custom Cut 4-ply white mat with bevel edge
• Archival acid-free foam core backing
• Protective paperback finish
• Wall bumpers
• Hanging hardware + nails
• Hanging and care instructions

Rooster Pitchers

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