Colorful antique water pitcher from Northern France, crafted, circa 1880, the pitcher, called “maitre d’hotel” (or butler), features a pig dressed as a waiter and seated on a chair. Wonderful facial expressions! The jar is in excellent condition with rich colors in the pale green and yellow palette. Stamped on the bottom with number 737. Featured in the book “Pichets en Barbotine” by Maryse Bottero page 83. La Faïencerie d’Onnaing in northern France was controlled by the Mouzin family in the second half of the 19th century. The pottery produced Majolica from 1870-1900. Clays were imported from England, Germany and Belgium to supplement local supplies and producing a ware that was somewhat lighter than that of other potteries. The color palette of glazes used at Onnaing was somewhat duller than competitors and was often applied in a haphazard manner. Best known among Onnaing Majolica are his pitchers with pigs or roosters. Measure: 5” W x 6” D x 10.25” H.

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19th Century French Hand Painted Ceramic Barbotine Pig Pitcher by Onnaing


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