Keller & Guerin Luneville France pitcher, hand decorated with enamel beading against a solid blue fading to bluish white background. Notice the more intricate gilt decoration just under the rim and above the bottom edge. The inside is a nice bluish white overall. There is wear to the handle, a bit of the gilt filigree work, and there are some beads missing, in particular around the bottom. None appear to be missing around the top. Really, none of this takes away from the piece much at all I don't think and when this pitcher was made, it was made to be used, as it was. It is free of any chips or cracks and I see no repairs. There is a "normal" amount of crazing on the outside, but curiously I see none on the inside. The green K & G underglaze mark is found on the bottom along with an incised 5 and what appears to be an intentionally incised mark of a sort. The underglaze mark dates the vase to 1891+. This little beauty is 5 3/4 inches tall to the spout, 5 1/4 inches spout to handle, and 3 3/4 inches across the bottom.
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Item ID: rl10055