Faience Pitcher Rooster Louis XV (of The Period) FRANCE - For Sale
Faience Pitcher Rooster Louis XV (of The Period) FRANCE
18th Century Louis XV faience pitcher, France. A rare offering of a barbotine (raised figural details) large milk pitcher. The pouring spout is the head of a rooster, or cockerel; the head and trim details in dark sage green pigment. The figural details are leaves,fruit and classical embelishments Pitcher is most likely Strasborg in origin.
Large service pieces are extremely scarce from the 18th century...Milk pitchers were knocked over by children, and of course France was ravaged by many wars.
Green was a color seldom used alone.
Dimensions: 8.5 Inches (22cms) Height x 9 Inches (23cms) Width
Condition: Excellent for period. Minor rubs, small scratches. The interior was painted overglaze with milk paint, flaking,underglaze showing in spots.