ALCUZA FROM ÚBEDA
Alcuza is a recipient to contain and pouring the olive oil on the daily use, and can be used on the kitchen as well as on the table. It has a conic shape with a handler and a hole for both refueling and pouring. It is of very common use at Úbeda, an area very focused on olive oil production, and on of the most popular pieces on ceramic production. This piece has been hand crafted by the one of the heirs of the greatest Úbeda artisan from the XX century: Tito. Various of their descendants still keep alive all the essence of Úbeda ceramics in several potteries that continue with the tradition and quality but also with the innovation that makes Úbeda ceramics an enjoyable long run history.
The history of this piece gives an indication of how integrated in the real life of the area is the craftsmanship. A client ordered a memorial work for the celebration of the 50 working years of an olive farmer from the area. The ceramist, always keen to find new decoration motifs, proposed this beautiful olive tree with a bunch of olives. Keeping all the tradition of the area, with the characteristic green and brown vitrification, it has managed to create a new decorative motif, integrating the two main economic activities of Úbeda: the ceramics and the olives. The success of this olive and olive tree has pushed the artist to use it in many of the traditional pottery pieces and he is convinced this will become one of the brands of the new Úbeda ceramics.
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Size is 44cm H x 25cm ⌀ (17.3" H x 9.8" ⌀). Weight is 4.7Kg (10.3 pound). Package weight is 9Kg (19.8 pound)