From Italy, this hand painted majolica vase has two scenes divided by scrolling snake handles. One side depicts a trophy of arms with black eagle supporters, a flag and a ribbon dated 1745. The other side depicts a figural scene with playful dogs on leashes. The lid has hand painted acanthus leaf scrolls on a cream ground. This type of pottery was first produced during the Italian Renaissance, and it often depicted historical and mythological scenes. This will be a fabulous addition to any area of the home.
CONDITION: Good overall antique condition with some small chips, abrasions, minuscule cracks.
H=16, W=10 1/4, D=9
Antique Hand Painted Majolica Vase from Umbria, Circa 1870