Nature was the guiding light of the majolica movement in the mid to late 19th century, with this corn ear form an excellent example. The cob is partially exposed from its husk, the green glazing a visually delightful foil against the yellow kernels which are modeled individually. The underside has a spurious British registry mark, a common scheme of 19th century ceramic vendors to imply quality on the level of the more expensive manufacturers. This pitcher is well above average for its size and superb condition.
Dimension: 9 1/4" h