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Boccalino

In the Swiss canton Ticino Common name (Italian boccale = jug) for a ceramic drinking vessel with a volume of about 0.25 liters. It is the reduced form of an earlier Italian wine measure. The bulbous vessel with foot, handle and beak is decorated with ring-shaped ribbons, wine motifs or Ticino motifs such as. B. painted well-known buildings and monuments. This makes it the predominant one in Ticino Merlot and the Nostrano served. See also under capacity measures and wine vessels,

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