This wonderful old hand painted pitcher was made during the late 1800's. It was hand painted and signed, and numbered. The pastels and the golds blend for a pleasing presentation of greenery and flowers. The pitcher is 8 & 1/2 inches tall and has a fancy handle. It would hold quite a volume, but it should not be used, only displayed. It is in excellent condition, but does have one very small chip on the base, which is difficult to see or notice.
The ES factory was founded in Germany by Leonard Schlegelmilch, who was born in 1823. He named the Company in memory of his father, Erdmann Schlegelmilch, hence the name “ES”. The company produced kitchenware, tableware, figurines, and coffee or tea sets. The company reached it’s peak employment of 360 people in 1913 and closed in the mid 1930's.
Large German "ES" Hand Painted Pitcher circa late 1800's