Charming French Majolica duck pitcher known as Duck Flapping its Wings ( Canard battant des ailes ) . It is numbered and coded on the underside. We've seen items of similar shape and decoration described as made by the George Dreyfus Faiencierie. A George Dreyfus Duck Flapping its Wings pitcher is featured on the cover of the book Pichets en Barbotine by Marise Bottero. The Georges Dreyfus Faïencerie opened in 1890 in Moret-sur-Loing, part of the arrondissement of Fontainebleau. Georges Dreyfus demonstrated great creativity and originality in his work which included, among other things, a series of pitchers representing ducks, roosters, cats, bull dogs, etc. Many of his pieces were originally intended as advertising for various products such as liqueurs, tobacco, sardines, etc. The economic crisis of the thirties hit the pottery of Moret-sur-Loing particularly hard and it went out of business in 1936. Georges Dreyfus pieces are scarce and sought after by collectors. In very good used condition with small losses and imperfections typical of this kind of pottery as shown. Shipped with tracking number and fully insured.
Measurements: 11.8" tall (30 cm) approximately.