Lg ANTIQUE Detailed MAJOLICA PITCHER Fan Bee Bird Ship
- Source: eBay
Up for auction is a colorful and detailed antique majolica pitcer, maker unknown, 6.5" high, 4.5" across the top opening, 4.25" across the base, and approx 5" in diameter at its widedst point. It has a pink glaze inside, a brown fauz wood handle, a pebbled tan background on the exterior, with a different vivid, colorful, and highly detailed decoration on each side. One side features a fan with a bumblebee flying over it, and a scroll behind it that has a clipper ship on it, and flowers behind the entire montage. Note the detailed geometric motif on the spine of the fan! The other side has the backside of an unfurled scroll with what appears to be a hummingbird hovering over it, and flowers behind it. The body of the pitcher narrows abruptly toward the base, w the pebbled tan surface turns into what looks more like the bottom of a basket. No chips or flakes, but does have an old burst of hairlines on the base that can be seen on the exterior (and one line of which can be seen on the interior), one line of which extends upward into the body of the pitcher about 2" (see pics). T is also some slight browning near the base in the pebbled tan area of the jug. Looks as if t might have been a makers mark on the base that has faded. A lovely and unusual piece for collectors - Good luck!