Signed with the "singing cockeral"
CANTAGALLI (“singing cockeral”) Italian majolica/faience. Cantagalli majolica has been produced in Italy for centuries. Each piece is lovingly hand-painted. The chanting rooster imprimatur identifies Cantagalli's distinctive character and tradition. The style is reminiscent of pottery from Deruta.
You are looking at a lovely, vintage Cantagalli oil (Olio) and vinegar (Aceto) container, complete with stoppers for each container and a lovely, matching carrier. The item is handpainted, as per tradition, and displays a blue and aqua fish or dolphin on one side, with a blue and aqua dog on the other. There are also leaves, flowers, and other decorative symbols that blend together to make a lovely addition to anyone's collection. One cruet is signed with the cockeral and the word "Italy" while the other is singed with the cockeral, the number "30" and the word Italy. If you look carefully at the bottom of the carrier you can also see the cockeral, the word "Italy" and what appears to be 2A.113.
There is one small crack at the base of the handle on one side which I have tried to show in the pictures. It does not seem to go through the entire item and shows no signs of repair. Overall, this is a very unique and beautiful piece of art.
The cruets are 5" in height, not including the topper. The carrier measures 6" from base to the top of the handle, and is approximately 7" long and 3.5" wide. If you need additional details, please feel free to ask. I do my best to describe the items I sell as accurately as possible.