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Antique French Majolica Cache Pot
This is a stunning cache pot with a very stylistic 1900-1910 design. It originates from a very large Parisian collection.
The base glaze is a loden/olive green. Very stylized acanthus leaves are accented in bright turquoise. A large purple orchid is accented by sage green leaves and a buttery yellow center. On the opposite side a brilliant rose pink orchid is flanked by sage green flowers and a buttery yellow center. Along the top between the two motifs is a fish scale pattern which gives interest to the overall design. The top edge is deeply scalloped and accented with a buttery yellow glaze. The interior is a very deep rose colored hue. The shape of the pot is nice with a round base extending outward at the middle and then narrowing for a pretty top edge. There is a model number 633 at the bottom.
The cache pot is in very good antique condition. There dullness to the bottom interior glaze as is typical with age and use. There is a 1 1/4" age crack front to back at the first right scallop from the purple flower. It is a stable crack and typical with age and temperature changes. The seam marks from the mold have not taken the olive green glaze as deeply, they show up as a lighter stripe. The pot measures: 8 3/4" tall, 37" in circumference at the widest point, the mouth opening 8 3/4 x 8 3/4.
It is a lovely example with an enthusiastic design.
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