This "hard to find" pitcher is most often referred to as "Black-Billed", in reference to the bill of his hat. These character pitchers or jugs were popular during the late 19th to early 20th century. The colors on this piece are still nice and bright and have a wonderful glaze over them. The character has big rosy checks and red lips that make you smile! His dark eyebrows, eyes and hair give a nice contrast to his ruddy completion. He is wearing a red and blue hat with black bill. His jacket in a dark green color serves as the base of the jug. Please see pictures for condition. IT IS RARE TO FIND FAIENCE / MAJOLICA IN "LIKE NEW" CONDITION BECAUSE OF WEAR FROM USE AND AGE. TINY GLAZE FLAKES AND CRAZING IS NORMAL AND ADDS CHARACTER TO EACH PIECE.
Backstamp: 7891 II impressed
Measures: 7 1/2” H x 6 3/4” L x 7 ½” W
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