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Vintage French Enamel Biggins Cafetiere
A charming antique enamel piece, it is French and dates from 1910-1925. It comes from a small village market, in Provence.
Enormously popular in their day, the biggins coffeepot held an honored place in French "cuisines". French blue was a popular color as was green and white. This brilliant blue example has stenciled flowers in a brilliant shade of rose pink. Deep green leaves are accented with small brown branches. The curvy spout has hand applied black stripes from top to bottom. Smaller black stripes encircle the pot around different sections of the body. The handle is also ornamented with a black stripe. The blue enamel gradually blends from a brilliant French blue, to power blue then white and back to the brilliant French blue.
Normally in five pieces, this biggins is missing the strainer portion (we have reflected this in the lower price). It has minimal chipping (just to the bottom edge of the pot, the outer edge of the lid and the knob of the lid). Chipping to the enamel is normal with wear. The cafetiere measures:11 1/2" tall, 4 7/8" in circumference across the bottom and 3 7/8" in circumference across the bottom of the lid.
It is absolutely fabulous for display in a kitchen or garden room, adding a Provencal air to any corner.
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