Dating towards 1900, this wine pitcher would have been sculpted by a exceptional potter, as it is so delicately and flawlessly designed. The grey salt glaze pitcher is hand painted with a rich cobalt blue glaze that highlights its design.
The pitcher is shaped like an hourglass and features a flower and dot design with triangles enclosing around them. The detail was time consuming to achieve with such an enthusiastic design which covers the entire surface. The handle is delicately curved and flows very well with the structure of the pitcher. The swirling pattern ornamentation raises up from the handle, which gives it a 3D appearance.
The pitcher is in good condition for its advanced age. There are no chips or cracks found: at the bottom there are several small clusters of clay that were not sanded which are typical with a pitcher of this type and age. It measures at 6" high and 5" wide including the handle. The handle is 3 1/2" wide and the opening at the top is 3" wide.
This would be a handsome addition to a pitcher or jug collection, with its unique and charming design.