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)