antique French faience majolica St Amand roses pattern embossed jug

$51.72

Shipping to United States: $51.72

Antique Majolica or French faience jug from the makers St Amand, in a beautiful soft pink rose embossed pattern on a blue and white ombre ground.
The raised pattern detail is hand painted before glazing and is delightfully loose and free in execution. The pattern includes some waffle or basketweave background and the interior is glazed in rose pink.
St Amand was an important maker of French faience or majolica pieces alongside ironstone or terre de fer. Many beautiful pieces survive from this factory. This jug features the back stamp for the maker with a swan. It is a piece dating from the period 1900 to 1910.
French faience is made with a soft clay body and often the pieces have historic chips, cracks, and surface crazing which in my opinion adds to the character and history of the piece, showing that it has lived an interesting and useful life.
You can see from the photos that there are some chips to the base, and one to the spout of the jug. There is a historic repair to the handle. It is quite heavily crazed but holds water for you to display your garden blooms or wildflowers.

Size approx handle to spout 15cm, height 18cm, base diameter 12cm



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Our items are carefully selected antique and vintage pieces from France and they show the character and charm of years of use. We do not sell new or reproduction items so you can expect to find signs of the age and life that the piece has led. We believe this history adds to the story of an item. Obvious damage and faults will always be mentioned in our descriptions but minor age-related condition issues are not considered a detriment.

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