Rare creamware pottery bin label “LACHRYMÆ CHRISTI”, circa 1820

Lacryma Christi (Latin for ‘Christ’s tear’) or Lachryma Christi of Vesuvius is the name of a Neapolitan type of wine produced on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius in CampaniaItaly. White Lacryma Christi is made mainly from Verdeca and Coda di Volpe grapes, with smaller proportions of FalanghinaCaprettone and Greco di Tufo included. Red Lacryma Christi is made from Piedirosso and Sciascinoso grapes. It is also, as archaeologists have discovered, the nearest equivalent to wine drunk by the Ancient Romans, having analysed microscopic residue left on the taps of the casks.
Width: 5 ⅝”
Condition: Ring at the top broken and restored



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