This is a very detailed and an unusual full figure Sarreguemines pitcher. The seated man holds two money bags in his hands as he patiently sits on a tree stump. This character pitcher was purchased in Paris as part of a very old collection of French and Belgian majolica.
The pitcher is tall, measuring 13". The base forms the taffy-colored stump which serves as a seat for the man. The rich colors of his costume, burgundy, navy, black, turquoise add to the depth of the piece. The face is well formed, with "mutton-chops" side burns and a pensive expression. The turquoise hat serves as the mouth of the pitcher ( 2 3/4" x 4 1/8"). The handle is attached to his waistcoat. The base measures 5 1/4" in diameter. The bottom is stamped with the model numbers and signed "Sarreguemines France".
It is in very good condition, with only light crazing to the glaze as is typical with age. Please study the photos as they are part of the description.
It is a fine example of the whimsey and humor produced by this much beloved French majolica factory.