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This small beauty dates from 1890-1900 and originates from the south of France.
It has a lovely urn-like shape with two quirky handles which give it quite a personality! The rich glazes produced luminescent hues of turquoise, olive green, rose pink and sienna brown. The design is done in layers, the flat portions have a small flat flower bud pattern. The raised portions feature stylized acanthus leaves with pink flowers and buds. The handles mimic tree branches and attach to two brown acanthus leaves. The interior is of the classic French majolica deep rose pink. There is a model number "670" stamped on the bottom.
The piece survives in very good condition with no noticeable chips or cracks. It measures: 6" tall, 6" wide across opening, 10" across arm to arm. The base measures 4 1/2" in diameter, the interior 5 1/4" deep.
It is a lovely example of French majolica.
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