David Anthony

Majolica Gurgle Fish Pitcher

Majolica Gurgle Fish Pitcher


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: English: Pottery: Pre 1900: Item # 1335275
David Anthony
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Alpharetta
Georgia
404-805-3301

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 $350.00 
Majolica wares were all about representing nature, and this gurgle fish pitcher is no exception. These fish pitchers came in a number of variations, most of which dealt with color schemes and minor design differences. This pitcher, we believe, represents the cream of the crop in a number of respects, the first of which is the gorgeou color, the primary one being the rich nearly forest green glaze which scales to mint green. The belly is white while the tale and bib are brown. The fish is poised on a crown of leaves which many versions leave off as a cost saving measure. The color festivities continue finish with the aubergine mouth. The condition of the pitcher is excellent if not superb considering that it dates to the 1880s. Dimension: 11 1/4" h