Candle Holder - Pupe Mustard
The legend of the "Pupe coi baffi"
A winemaker of Martina Franca who in the eighteenth century wanted to marry a young girl from Grottaglie. Unfortunately for him the prince used to spend the first night of marriage with the women of Apulian villages. The jealous wine maker therefore presented himself to the prince dressed as woman, with the intent of killing him. Only one thing went wrong: he forgot to cut his moustache.
Even today, we are not aware of the fate of the poor wine maker. So, to remember "dolls with moustaches", "dolls without moustaches" and also "on horseback" (to mark the escape of the groom from the castle) are created in Grottaglie.
Ceramic with mustard colour glaze.
Size: approx 12cm tall.