Antique jar of terracotta - Overview with some of our ancient jars

Antique jars

Among the most representative objects in the production of terracotta (crockery) the antique jars are certainly the most important.

The first apparitions of the antique jars date back to around 1600, in the ancient families of Florentine and Sienese nobles. Today it is an object mainly dedicated to adorn gardens or the interior of villas and residences, but in the past days was also to contain oil, wine, and even wheat, in these cases it is also called ziro, it has a more tapered shape and it is glazed inside.