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Italy’s Iconic Chicken Pitcher: A Symbol of Good Luck and a Spoiled Assassination Plot

     Walk into any ceramics store in Italy and you’ll find a strange but beloved symbol of Italy’s past. Nestled between the ceramic plates and cups lies the Chicken Pitcher. Also called the Rooster Pitcher, this ceramic bird’s story hatched during a 15th century attempted murder plot. In 1478 the Medici’s ruled the Republic read more…

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