Large Majolica Owl Pitcher Art Nouveau Style Made in England, Late 19th Century


A marvelous Majolica owl made in the Art Nouveau style in England circa 1890. The figure is painted in bright enamels with stunning pink breast feathers, turquoise eyes, and deep brown feathers on the sides and back. The owl stands on a twisting green branch which forms the handle of the pitcher. A single pink and yellow flower forms the thumb rest at the top handle.

Dimensions: 11″ tall x 4.75″ across x 6″ deep

Condition: Excellent

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Background of Majolica

The English firm Minton & Co. developed Majolica and exhibited large ornate pieces at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. Majolica consists of brightly colored wares, both useful and decorative, typically in a naturalistic style.

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