You know how it is when you are packing for a move...and you come across a box that was not unpacked from a previous move? This is how I re-discovered a real treasure from my farmhouse.
The photo doesn't do it justice. The art nouveau majolica pitcher has a very shiny glaze. Each petal, flower, and stem are raised.
Are you surprised at the name? Or, had you already guessed it was a piece of Frie Onnaing?
If my source information is correct, it is dated between 1850-1899.
The inside is a lovely shade of light burgundy.
The pitcher is now traveling to Meggie's Country Cottage.
Beautiful pitcher, I hadn't heard of that type of majolica before. I'll have to keep my eyes "peeled" for it. Lovely. HeatherReplyDelete
I saw one on ebay with a starting bid of $80. Wow! Mine was a gift from many years ago.Delete
I am loving the richness of color and detail in this piece !ReplyDelete
I'm with you on that...and, the finish is in great shape.Delete
I don't know anything about this specific maker of ceramics, but the vase is very beautiful. What a great find - you found it somehow the first time, and then you found it again!ReplyDelete
It was a real surprise when I opened the box. I guess it had been packed away for several years.Delete
What a pretty jug! I love that feeling of 're-discovering an old favourite' when something pops up from a box or the back of a cupboard. I didn't realise that you were on the move again.... I hope that you are OK. JxReplyDelete
thanks Jan....I think it is the right decision. I will be near family.Delete
This is an exquisite piece! I'm very jealous! :-) Don't you hate it when there are boxes that weren't unpacked from the previous move...sounds like my life! :-)ReplyDelete