antique French faience majolica floral decorated hand painted tulip stem vase wall pocket


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Antique Majolica or French faience stem vase or wall pocket with hand-painted decoration. In France these items are usually called Bouquetieres, whilst the English term is Bough Pot.

These items were made in a similar style from the seventeenth century in the low countries, when tulips were a valuable and fashionable commodity, this is likely to be an Eighteenth Century French piece. When originally used, the bulb would have been placed in the centre larger aperture and the stems of the flowers around it. The top has one large semi circular aperture and then a number of small pierced holes for adding individual bloom stems. Later these were used simply for floral arrangements on the mantlepiece or sometimes in the summer to fill the unused fireplace.
This piece is thickly potted and glazed, it is difficult to date or ascribe a maker as it is unmarked. The tinglaze is thickly applied to a terracotta soft pale red biscuit base, and the design is hand painted in fine brush strokes, outlined in black.
The motif is floral with sprays of polychrome blooms, in colours including yellow and manganese purple, which were fashionable in the early Eighteenth century which might indicate date of manufacture.
The rim of the larger aperture has a border decoration of blue flower buds.
At the back the piece is undecorated, it has two holes pierced through to allow hanging on the wall from a nail or string, or it can be used as a vase on a surface. The shape is typical, waisted and flaring out at the top, imitating a bouquet of stems tied with a string.
This is a very stylish large piece of French faience. Size approx at top, width 17.5cm, depth 12cm and height 11cm. At base 13cm wide and 9cm deep.
There are a few nibbles and chips to the glaze and body, as is usual in faience pieces of some age. See photos for condition.

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