Pharmacy jars were used to hold spices and medicines. There are many Umbrian examples from the Renaissance onwards which are on display in the major museums in the world. The outer mesh recalls the tradition of the street vendors, the so-called “ferra pignatte”, who protected and repaired ordinary earthenware with a protective iron-wire mesh.
The traditional pharmacy jars are reflected in a matching stackable set to recreate other iconic shapes of traditional ceramics. The cashmere thread cover is a reminder of the ancient custom of protecting domestic ceramics with a protective iron-wire mesh.