This is a truly magnificent one of a kind example of a stunning porcelain pitcher produced by the Willets Belleek Company and hand painted by a very talented artist we only know by the initials “C.A.” The pitcher is decorated with luscious red and purple grapes hanging from the vines intertwined with leaves that appear three dimensional. The background is lovely shades of green, pink and blue. This piece is from a hard to find tankard mold. The fluted top edge of the pitcher is trimmed in lovely gold and the main body of the pitcher also has flowing gold accents.
Willets Manufacturing Company of Trenton, New Jersey, began work in 1879. The company made belleek in the late 1880s and 1890s in shapes similar to those used by the Irish Belleek factory. They stopped working about 1912.
This piece of porcelain was produced in porcelain factory and when the blank was ready it was taken to a decorating studio within the factory, sent to another decorating studio in the area or exported to one of the professional decorating factories in the United States.
MARK: This piece is marked with the Willets Belleek mark from 1879-1909. It is also signed with the artist’s initial’s is C.A.
SIZE: The pitcher is 15” high to the tip of the spout and 19 ½” around the base.
CONDITION: This piece is in just beautiful antique condition. There are no chips or cracks. The hand painting is lovely and vibrant. There is a very tiny bit of paint loss at the bottom.
This is a piece of porcelain art history that you can add to your collection to be treasured by generations to come.
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