If you are a serious Majolica collector, than this is a must have, beautiful 19th Century Majolica pitcher in Rose Basketweave Leaf-Spout pattern; Basketweave being a most desirable field. This pitcher measures 9 inches tall; I believe it is the largest of several sizes produced. It is quite lovely, even with the few bruises it softly boasts from age. A perfect piece of Majolica is rarely found. Hairline cracks, chips and wear go hand in hand with these lovelies; a knowledgeable collector won't mind characteristic blemishes and/or a good repair. This pitcher has not been repaired but does have a few above mentioned age-related imperfections. The colors are clear and bright; the cobalt is deep in color. There is a minor chip on the rim edge but has aged over nicely see photos). The spout is, I will say, is not chipped but shows wear in the glaze from use. There are rubs to the glaze in several spots, on the side of the handle and around the base. Again these blemishes are from age and use. There is a crack in the bottom, but it remains sturdy. The pitcher is in what I consider good collectible condition to set in and among other pieces. Leaf Spout Rose Basketweave pitcher can be found in The Collector's Encyclopedia of Majolica 1994. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.
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