Antique Majolica 5" Pitcher Raised Floral Design on Brown Bamboo Background Yellow Sunflower and Small Pink Flowers Light Blue Interior
Description: A very nice majolica small 5" floral pitcher or large creamer. The pitcher is decorated with raised design showing a yellow sunflower with green leaves on one side and small pink flowers again with green leaves on the other. The flowers are displayed on a raised brown bamboo background. The pitcher has an applied handle and a spout. The interior of the pitcher is also glazed and displays a light Robin egg blue coloring. The creamer has a recessed flat round base with straight sides rising to a plain rim. The piece has very graceful lines and a beautiful shape and color with very nice details. Again the exterior design is in relief and is very nice looking with bright and vivid colors. The bottom of the creamer is glazed with white or cream coloring. See page 74 in Mariann Katz-Marks book "The Collectors Encyclopedia of Majolica" published by Collectors Books of Paducah, KY for a similar example. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely late 1800's or early 1900's.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~3" in diameter at the base and ~2 5/8" in diameter at the top. The piece is ~4" at its widest including the handle and spout. Finally the piece is ~5" tall and weighs 9.5 ounces.
Marks: Unmarked as to the maker but has unidentifiable marks in brown under the glaze on the bottom.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a beautiful and desirable pattern creamer that would display nicely in your Majolica collection.
Condition: The pitcher is in very good condition given it age and utilitarian function. The piece is very colorful and retains full vividness and brightness of its original coloring. It has no break, hairlines, cracks, or repairs. It has general fine crazing to the glaze, which is difficult to see, but is there. It also has one flake to the glaze on the handle that can be seen in the first photo. Other than that the piece is in great shape with minimum soiling and minor staining. The staining is mostly on the inside and especially on the bottom of the inside. Be that as it may, the piece is solid, beautiful and would display nicely in your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.