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MAJOLICA PARROT PITCHER: Beautiful Antique Figural Ceramic of Parrot, Cockatoo or Owl - early 1900's

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MAJOLICA PARROT PITCHER: Beautiful ANTIQUE FIGURAL Ceramic of PARROT, COCKATOO, COCKATIEL or OWL - early 1900's

I have put off listing this piece because I did not have knowledge about the term "Majolica." I had mistakenly thought that the name denoted a certain company that specialized in the colorful and sometimes complicatedly creative pieces that people introduce as "Majolica." Again, Google to the rescue with an article by Tiziana Manzetti. I recommend that you read his entire introduction to the subject….I have copied a small part of it and included it at the end of this listing.

I LOVE figural pieces. I use the term, "figural," to mean anything that represents a creature, while serving another purpose. So, this bird, formed into a usable pitcher fits the term perfectly.

It is amazing that there are NO CHIPS. There is only one little area that shows a hairline crack that is 1/4 inch in size. This is on the pitcher's top edge and you can check the 5th photograph to see this minor damage. (An arrow points to the tiny crack.) In this photo you can also see the crazing that age has created. I want to note that the larger crazing on the inside is far different from the outside crazing. On the outside of the pitcher you really have to study the colors to pick out the crazing since it is very fine and actually adds to the beauty of the colors. By this I mean that the Bird's feet look more realistic with the crazing than they would with a solid yellow color. (Check the 4th photograph.) So, in my opinion, the crazing of this piece is of no consequence and points to its age which is probably 1920's to 1940's.

Height is 10 1/4 inches. The base is 5 inches to 4 1/8 inches and as you can see in the photo, was never glazed. The handle was very well designed. Representing bamboo, it is almost 1 inch in diameter and 8 1/2 inches long.

Price for this wonderful Parrot (or Cockatoo or Owl) Pitcher is $65.00.

Shipping: This item requires a very large box and shipping across the country will be more than shipping to a Western State. So, for such large items as this, I have used Etsy to calculate your shipping fee. Your charge will be based on your zip code. If you want to combine this item with others, please email me and I will help you to save on shipping. Your purchases will be shipped within 3 working days.
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The difference between Pottery, Ceramics and Majolica, with special regard to Italian Ceramics
AUTHOR: TIZIANA MANZETTI
Majolica – also spelled Maiolica – is the beautiful ware prepared by tin-glazing earthenware and firing it a second time.
After the first firing, the bisque is dipped into a bath of fast drying liquid glaze. When dry, the glazed piece is ready to be hand painted. A final firing at 1690° Fahrenheit will make the glaze interact with the metal oxides used by the painter to create the deep and brilliant translucent colors specific to majolica.

Nowadays, in English the word Majolica is used to refer to ceramic ware in the stylistic tradition of the Italian Renaissance.
MAJOLICA PARROT PITCHER: Beautiful ANTIQUE FIGURAL Ceramic of PARROT, COCKATOO, COCKATIEL or OWL - early 1900's

I have put off listing this piece because I did not have knowledge about the term "Majolica." I had mistakenly thought that the name denoted a certain company that specialized in the colorful and sometimes complicatedly creative pieces that people introduce as "Majolica." Again, Google to the rescue with an article by Tiziana Manzetti. I recommend that you read his entire introduction to the subject….I have copied a small part of it and included it at the end of this listing.

I LOVE figural pieces. I use the term, "figural," to mean anything that represents a creature, while serving another purpose. So, this bird, formed into a usable pitcher fits the term perfectly.

It is amazing that there are NO CHIPS. There is only one little area that shows a hairline crack that is 1/4 inch in size. This is on the pitcher's top edge and you can check the 5th photograph to see this minor damage. (An arrow points to the tiny crack.) In this photo you can also see the crazing that age has created. I want to note that the larger crazing on the inside is far different from the outside crazing. On the outside of the pitcher you really have to study the colors to pick out the crazing since it is very fine and actually adds to the beauty of the colors. By this I mean that the Bird's feet look more realistic with the crazing than they would with a solid yellow color. (Check the 4th photograph.) So, in my opinion, the crazing of this piece is of no consequence and points to its age which is probably 1920's to 1940's.

Height is 10 1/4 inches. The base is 5 inches to 4 1/8 inches and as you can see in the photo, was never glazed. The handle was very well designed. Representing bamboo, it is almost 1 inch in diameter and 8 1/2 inches long.

Price for this wonderful Parrot (or Cockatoo or Owl) Pitcher is $65.00.

Shipping: This item requires a very large box and shipping across the country will be more than shipping to a Western State. So, for such large items as this, I have used Etsy to calculate your shipping fee. Your charge will be based on your zip code. If you want to combine this item with others, please email me and I will help you to save on shipping. Your purchases will be shipped within 3 working days.
_______________________
The difference between Pottery, Ceramics and Majolica, with special regard to Italian Ceramics
AUTHOR: TIZIANA MANZETTI
Majolica – also spelled Maiolica – is the beautiful ware prepared by tin-glazing earthenware and firing it a second time.
After the first firing, the bisque is dipped into a bath of fast drying liquid glaze. When dry, the glazed piece is ready to be hand painted. A final firing at 1690° Fahrenheit will make the glaze interact with the metal oxides used by the painter to create the deep and brilliant translucent colors specific to majolica.

Nowadays, in English the word Majolica is used to refer to ceramic ware in the stylistic tradition of the Italian Renaissance.

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: Collectible Pottery and Ceramics, Vintage Figural Pitchers, Antique Majolica Ceramics, Birds in Pottery and Stoneware
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