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Raffaellesco Ceramic Olive Oil Dispenser

Unique ceramic olive oil dispenser from Italy.

Raffaellesco kitchenware range is made in Deruta, a town famous for its unique maiolica ceramics and quality workmanship.

In the Middle Ages, it was the centre of ceramic innovations and manufacturing. Local artisans have been passing their skills and knowledge from one generation to the next. Hence even now it is easy to trace the same decorative elements - like the yellow dragon on the bottle.

The yellow dragon was first painted by Raphael, a master painter and architect of the Italian High Renaissance, and current artisans are still using his frescoes as inspiration.

In Italian mythology, it is also a symbol for well-wishing to the sailors – you can see the wind that the dragon is blowing from his mouth, to help with the sails.

Another good reason to use such an olive oil bottle is a contribution to more eco-friendly living. By using a refillable oil dispenser you saving your landfill from at least ten bottles per year or five hundred bottles in a lifetime.

Size: diameter - 4 inches (10 cm) / height - 10 inches (25 cm) / capacity - 24 oz (709 ml)


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Thanks to our direct relationships with Italian artisans, we guarantee the authenticity of all products. Hence, every item you buy will come with an authenticity certificate.

Delivery Information

This product range is only delivered in the USA currently.Orders are promptly shipped from our Glenview, IL USA warehouse.

Care Recommendations

Earthenware products form a web of tiny lines in glazing. It is natural and often a sought after effect of such products.It is advisable not to expose your products to sudden and drastic temperature changes to avoid cracking.

As a general rule, this product is not recommended for use in the microwave.

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More About Derruta

Deruta is often referred to as the "ceramics city" as there are many artisans making Maiolica wares dotted around the city.

As you can see from the welcome sign, they proudly display a short history of the town carved into the stone just outside the city's gates.

The city was thriving as the Italian centre of Maiolica ceramics between the 13th and 16th centuries. Today ceramics still play a big part in city's life thanks to the exports and tourism.

Deruta craftsmen are highly praised for their skills and decorative styles, which are unique to the commune. Hence it is often referred to as Deruta Ceramics.

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