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 Ricco pattern reinterprets decorative details of 16th century frescoes by Perugino in the city of Perugia. It is the most enduring and classic of Deruta's majolica patterns.