19th Century French Hand Painted Ceramic Barbotine Pig Pitcher by Fives Lille
This colorful antique water pitcher was crafted in Northern France circa 1890, the pitcher, called “Je Porte Bonheur” (or I bring luck), features a pig dressed as a waiter. Wonderful facial expressions! The jar is in excellent condition with rich colors in the pale green and red palette. Stamped on the bottom with number 4488. Featured in the book “Pichets en Barbotine” by Maryse Bottero page 69. La faiencerie de Lille was a ceramic manufacture founded by Gustave De Bruyn (1838-1916) In 1864. From 1887, barbotine ceramics were made there until the factory closed in 1964. Measure: 6” W x 5” D x 10” H.
|Dimensions||6" W x 5" D x 10" H|
Late 19th Century