Early 20th Century French Painted Barbotine Ceramic Lion Head Pitcher
Decorate a shelf or a kitchen counter with this elegant Majolica antique pitcher. Created in Saint Clement, France circa 1930, the pitcher features a lion head. The water jug is in excellent condition with rich colors in the brown palette. Stamped “St Clement France” on the bottom.
Saint Clement pottery was established by Jacques Chambrette in St. Clément in 1758 producing traditional French faience. The factory was a branch of Chambrette’s Luneville pottery, but was managed by his son-in-law Charles Loyal, Paul Louis Cyfflé, and architect Richard Mique. By the beginning of the 19th century, both concerns had been acquired by Keller and Guérin. St. Clément began producing Majolica during the 1860s and continued for some forty years.
St. Clément Majolica is characterized by subtle shadings of colors. Majolica pieces include a series of figural jugs including a rooster, chimpanzee, lion, and an absinthe pitcher in the form of a duck with folded wings. The pottery also produced a variety of vases as well as asparagus and artichoke plates and servers.
Measures: 9″ W x 5.5″ D x 7″ H.
|Dimensions||9" W x 5.5" D x 7" H|
Early 19th Century