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Pilgrim Flask Vin Santo

By Ceramiche Rampini

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Code: PRAR274
Sumptuously hand-painted in the traditional designs of Gubbio ceramics, this flask is inspired by the vessels used by pilgrims many centuries ago. The inscription Vin Santo refers to a popular (and delicious) sweet wine from central Italy.

Descriptions & details

Pilgrims of every religion used flasks similar to this one through almost every historical period to bring home sacred water or oil from the great pilgrimage sites.
Metalworkers and potters patterned their flasks from the shape of dried gourds used by travelers to carry drinking water. A round shape almost invariably characterized the flasks together with a little neck and two to four loops. The pilgrims used ropes or leather straps inserted through the loops to carry the vessels over their shoulders or slung over the backs of their horses.
At the end of the 15th century, richly decorated pilgrim flasks became a fashionable aristocratic tableware item or a precious home decor accent.

Dimensions (inches):
- small 7.9x6.3x12.5h
- large 10.6x8.7x15h

Dimensions (cm):
- small 20x16x32h
- large 27x22x38h

Handmade & hand-painted in Gubbio, Italy

Material: ceramic
Food-safe & compliant with FDA regulations - lead and cadmium free
Dishwasher safe. Not recommended for microwave use

The artisan

Ceramiche Rampini has been in the business of making beautiful pottery since 1954. It's a small, family-run studio whose work is rooted in the ceramic tradition of Gubbio, a charming Umbrian village. The Rampinis are the makers of the popular Rinascimento, a lovely design with a secret. It is handpainted using a proprietary method that delivers a textured, en-relief decoration. Ceramiche Rampini is also one of the official producers of the Brocche dei Ceri, the traditional jugs used in the Race of the Saints, a spectacular event held in Gubbio on May 15th, the day before St Ubaldo day.

Gubbio is a lovely medieval Umbrian town, with picture-book pretty steep streets and rosy stone houses. In Roman times, it was a key stop on the east-west trade route crossing the Appennines, thus developing as an important hub for arts and crafts. Its reputation in ceramics production attracted talents from neighboring regions, and eventually, Mastro Giorgio Andreoli settled in Gubbio in 1495. His iridescent luster majolica earned him fame and honors, and it is still a most prized possession for art collectors and museums worldwide.
Gubbio is still a vibrant pottery-making center, with many artisans keeping the traditional production methods alive.

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Handcrafted for you, ships in 5-6 weeks
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