Ceramic Oil Bottle with metal top, in Ricco Deruta pattern. Handmade and hand painted in Deruta, Italy.
This "Raffaellesco" design is the most classic style of Derutese ceramic, and characterized by flowered volutes. It originated in the early 1500s and was handed down for generations, with each artist adapting the drawing to the dimensions of the object. This drawing comes from Perugino's paintings inside the "Collegio del Cambio" in Perugia.