Cruets

Price: P2,500.00

A cruet, (pronounced [ˈkru.ɪt]), is a small flat-bottomed vessel with a narrow neck. Cruets often have an integral lip or spout, and may also have a handle. Unlike a small carafe, a cruet has a stopper or lid. Cruets are normally made from glass, ceramic, or stainless steel.

Cruets today typically serve a culinary function, holding liquid condiments such as olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Cruets also serve as decanters for lemon juice, garlic juice, and other fine gourmet oils. They are also used for the serving of the wine and water in a Catholic setting.

Cruets range from nominal decanters to the highly decorative cut crystal. Some cruets are unusual, and can either be intended to be ornamental or functional.

During some Christian religious ceremonies, cruets are used to keep wine and water for Eucharist. These cruets are usually made of glass, though sometimes they are made of precious metals such as gold or silver. Typically each cruet will also be paired with a phoedelia (commonly referred to as a ‘stopper’), often shaped as a cross, which protects the contents. Cruets specifically intended for religious ceremonies come in pairs: one to contain water, often marked A for Aqua, and one to contain wine , V for Vinum. (These two liquids are mixed during the ceremony.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruet

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