This is a large and truly beautiful, hand painted, majestic, perfect condition and totally craftsman produced piece. It was of course imported – and is an Italian Porcelain Majolica Pheasant. I cannot fully describe how amazingly gorgeous this is. Made to an exacting standard by European artisans – the painting is meticulous, vibrant, organic and quite stunning. I have no real need to say more as anyone who appreciates fine world-class porcelain will know exactly what this is at a glance.
It would be perfect as a centerpiece in a formal dining room and would certainly add a splash of luxurious ambience at the table. It measures an impressive 17 inches tall by 16 inches long.
For you consideration is a beautiful antique Italian made majolica pitcher. The overriding theme here is a Botticelliesque cherub perched on drapes, coupled with a large, all surrounding scallop shell motif that, along with the vibrant colors of the glazes, is so very typical of mid-19th century Italian Majolica.
The dimensions of the jug are 7 inches tall, by 6 inches wide at its widest point – and the base is 4 inches wide. The pictures are good, but don’t really do it justice – it really is a fine example.
The item is signed and pattern number embossed, however I have not been able to ascertain the maker.
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