This is a wonderful Minton Majolica Ewer, known as the "Hugues Protat" Ewer, with the Date Mark of 1866 on the Bottom of the foot (See Photo).
The Ewer is quite large with an approx. height of 15"...with a great design of a Barrel Form center body on a Pedestal Foot, trailing Grape Vines & Leaves and the Handle is fashioned in the form of a Branch.
Above the Cask there is a delightful group of frolicking Putti, reflecting the Joy of consuming the contents within the Ewer!! The Putti under the handle is holding on to a bunch of Grapes, and the Putti at the front is holding a Tambourine...ready to Party !!
The Condition is outstanding for its age, with the exception of a bit of Dust!! A choice example of an early piece of Minton Majolica in Excellent condition....for your collection!!