The Italian ceramic rooster jug symbolizes 'good Fortune' and is believed to protect one from dangers. It is an Italian tradition to give a ceramic Italian rooster pitcher to a friend or relative, ideally as a housewarming or wedding gift. Rooster pitchers are commonly used for wine, though can be used for any beverage such as fruit juice for breakfast or a brunch.
The stylized dragon of the classic Deruta design 'Raffaellesco' was inspired by the master painter Raphael in the 16th century. The Raffaellesco dragon is said to be a benevolent deity who bestows good luck and fair winds to seagoing merchants.