Here is an unusual amateur-decorated pitcher or ewer marked and sold in the white by the Pouyat factory in France so that amateur porcelain decorators could add their own designs. In this case the artist is Hortense Provost Wood, and she has dated it December 17, 1902. The shape is an unusual one and the decoration is even more unusual and attractive, in several shades of pink luster and a dense black, with an effective use of white. Around the body are dragonflies, which bring to mind their symbolic use in Art Nouveau works around this time. The ewer is seven and a quarter inches in diameter and five inches high. It is in perfect condition. Note that the glaze on the lip is thin in a couple of places and may look like wear but it’s not.
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