Aquamanile, literally meaning "water hand", are horizontal jugs. They often are in the shape of various animals and humans, and were first used for liturgical purposes. Later, they found there way in to the middle class, where they were used for such things as the washing of ones hands at feast tables.
Ours recreate those found in English and Italian cultures, and are patterned after existing models.
On Colors and Glazes
All of our glazes are hand mixed from formulas that we have developed. Each item can be ordered in either blue, brown, rust brown, green, white, turquoise, glossy purple, shino, red gold, blue purple, lapis satin, fire opal and teal, unless specifically stated otherwise. Custom colors are available, but there may be an additional charge. Due to the nature of glazes, exact color matching is not possible. Please contact Timothy Whitcomb with questions and requests.
Note: Most pottery items are not in stock and will be custom-made to your specifications. Due to the custom hand-made nature of the items, rush orders are not available.