19th Century French Hand Painted Ceramic Barbotine Soldier Pitcher by Onnaing
This antique Majolica water pitcher was crafted by Onnaing in Northern France, circa 1880. The colorful pitcher features a brave soldier dressed in green military uniform from the Belgium army prior to 1914; he is seated on a barrel, and asking for reduction of military periods with wonderful facial expressions. The ceramic jar is in excellent condition with rich hand painted colors in the green, red and beige palette. Stamped on the bottom FO and numbered 752. Pictured in the book “Pichets en Barbotine” by Maryse Bottero page 78. See last picture. Accessorize and add colors to a wet bar with this happy face! The Onnaing Faiencerie was founded in Onnaing, France, in 1821 by Charles de Bousies. During the second half of the 19th century, the Mouzin brothers bought the factory and ran it until the factory closed in 1938. It was nearly destroyed by the Germans during World War I, but production restarted in 1921. The factory made mostly majolica pitchers and planters. Onnaing designs included flowers, geometric patterns and famous historical figures, among others. Each design had a number and a corresponding model name. The marks “Frie Onnaing” and “Made in France” indicate that it was made after World War I. Measures: 7″ W x 5″ D x 11″ H.
|Dimensions||7" W x 5" D x 11" H|
Late 19th Century