Large Antique Etruscan Majolica Pitcher~Butterfly Lip

Large Etruscan Majolica Pitcher
Up for auction is a large and charming antique Etruscan majolica pitcher with a butterfly lip, in their âeoeWild Roseâe pattern from the 1870s or 1880s. It stands 8.5 inches high, and is 7.75 inches wide. This pitcher is the one featured on the cover of the Collectorâe(tm)s Encyclopedia of Majolica, by Mariann Katz-Marks. The colors are classic for majolica: pink roses with green leaves against a turquoise ground, with accents of cobalt and a twig handle. The interior of this pitcher is pink. It is unmarked.
As for condition, this pitcher was obviously someoneâe(tm)s favorite back in the 1800s and it now shows wear. The glaze is crazed, t is a tight 3.5âe hairline extending down from the top rim (near the handle), t is a chip on the side of the pitcher in the lower basketweave design that has a small semi-circle hairline extending from it and a small spout chip, and some glaze flaking and glaze rubs on the pitcher. Despite these flaws, this is an impressive and well-known piece of early American majolica made by a famous maker, and it displays well.
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