Vintage Little Pitchers Have Big Ears Ceramic Pitcher

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 22,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

Just look at this estate sale find! Made in the shape of a human ear as the handle to a little pitcher, this fun piece exemplifies the old 16th century phrase "Little pitchers have big ears".
Carefully cast of an off-white Ceramic and than glazed in a wonderful black finish that has a mottled flat finish that becomes glossy in the crevices and edges, this piece measures just over 4 and 1/4 inches tall.
In great condition with no chips, cracks or repairs, this piece reminds me of an English piece, though its unglazed bottom is unmarked.
Due to the unique nature of this little novelty pitcher, dating it is a puzzle, as it could just as easily have been created during the Victorian or Edwardian era as during the Eames era, though the pitcher lip looks a lot like a Mid Century Eva Zeisel creation.

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