This is a wonderful old piece of majolica and I was very surprised to find out that Dux Porcelain made it! It has been decorated with a soft buttery yellow and taupe background, which is done in a sponge effect. The base has green, turquoise and pink leaves with pink flowers in raised relief on each side. The lid has small raised pink flowers and dark green stems on the yellow and taupe background. A separate piece in the shape of a pipe has been added to the lid. It is done in various browns with a beautiful design on the bowl of the pipe. The underside of the lid has the small hole that you would insert a wet sponge to create the humidity for the humidor. There are a couple of chips on the rim of the lid and the pipe stem. The base has a hairline crack on one side. IT IS RARE TO FIND VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE MAJOLICA IN "LIKE NEW" CONDITION BECAUSE OF WEAR FROM USE AND AGE. TINY GLAZE FLAKES AND CRAZING IF PRESENT IS NORMAL AND ADDS CHARACTER TO EACH PIECE.
This would make a wonderful addition to any majolica collection.
Backstamp: Black stamp of a triangle with an acorn in it. In each corner of the triangle there is a letter. D P M
Measures: 4"H with lid x 4 3/4"L X 3 1/4"W
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