- Item Description
We have an absolutely beautiful piece of Italian pottery for you today.
This ceramic watering pot or pitcher if you prefer, is made of terra-cotta, hand painted and incised. It also appears to have been hand thrown.
The glaze colors used are truly perfect! The entire pot is painted white and than the following glaze colors were added. There is a 2-tone flower in light and dark azure blue surrounded by leaves of peacock, kelly green and lemon yellow. We also see flower buds of pumpkin orange and sunburst yellow. Blues and oranges are used for striping details and handle accents.
It measures roughly 8" tall, 8" long and 4 1/2" wide. It appears to be an old piece but it is in excellent condition. There is some slight splitting in the glaze where the handle is affixed to the pot, but this looks to have been done during firing and not a repair. No chips, cracks or crazing any where else that we can identify. It's in beautiful condition!
It is stamped with paint on the bottom 'MADE IN ITALY' and '13117'. and also stamped/imprinted 'MADE IN ITALY'. We cannot identify the maker unfortunately, but regardless of who made it, it's an absolutely gorgeous piece of art pottery.
This is not one to pass by! What a great gem you yourself of perhaps a gift for that Italian pottery collector in your life!
- Item Pictures
- Item Dimensions
Height = 8.000 inches
Width = 8.000 inches
Depth = 4.500 inches
Diameter = 4.500 inches
Weight = 1.110 pounds