This wonderful hand painted milk pitcher is stamped "Favorite Bavaria" in green, circa 1916. The unique full body figural dragon handle is a style I have never before seen.
Hand painted in a professional or home-studio environment by an accomplished artist, the pitcher is signed "Hannigan" on the base. The figural dragon handle is decorated in medium green outlined and highlighted in black with shaded yellow under-belly, claws, eyes and facial tones. A curled red tongue protrudes from his mouth. A wide aqua band surrounds the base from which grows three lovely shaded yellow water lily blossoms resting on green foliage, again outlined in black. The sculptured top and base is adorned with gold with narrow black edging. The pitcher measures 8 1/2" in height, 6 3/4" from spout to handle and 4 3/4" across the base. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint. As gorgeous as it is unique in design and motif.