19th Century French Hand Painted Ceramic Barbotine Pig Pitcher by Onnaing
Colorful antique water pitcher from Northern France; crafted, circa 1880, the pitcher, called “maitre d’hotel” (or butler), features a pig dressed as a waiter and seated on a chair. Wonderful facial expressions! The jar is in excellent condition with rich colors in the pale green and yellow palette. Stamped on the bottom 737. Pictured in the book “Pichets en Barbotines” by Maryse Bottero page 83. See last picture.
La Faïencerie d’Onnaing in northern France was controlled by the Mouzin family in the second half of the 19th century. The pottery produced Majolica from 1870-1900. Clays were imported from England, Germany and Belgium to supplement local supplies and producing a ware that was somewhat lighter than that of other potteries. The color palette of glazes used at Onnaing was somewhat duller than competitors and was often applied in a haphazard manner.
Best known among Onnaing Majolica are his pitchers with pigs or roosters.
Measure: 5” W x 6” D x 10.5” H.
|Dimensions||5 × 6 × 10.5 in|
Late 19th Century