Gorgeous Antique French Enamelware Body Pitcher - white with wonderful blue Morning Glories and red filet trim; in excellent condition.
Pitchers like this were used for bathing before the day of indoor plumbing. A bowl and pitcher would have stood in each bedroom where they were used for daily washing. This piece is very beautiful and quite rare given the riveted handles and raised, hand-painted decor. Also note the bottom that was attached as a separate piece - an indication of the age of this pitcher in the early years of enamelware manufacturing.
It is from the late 1800's to early 1900's, 1880-1910 approximately. This can be seen from the riveted handle and separate bottom of the pitcher - riveting was used until soldering was adopted in the 1920's.
In addition to telling a story of the past, this pitcher makes a gorgeous decorative piece in any room in the house - a stunning vase on the dining room table, a magnificent utensil holder in the kitchen, a beautiful accent in your bathroom or bedroom - whatever your imagination can think of!
This piece is in excellent condition with no chipping to the decor or handle; there is very minor chipping along the bottom edge consistent with its advanced age (please see the photos). There is no piercing and very little rust. The pitcher is water tight and makes a perfect vase. All chips and rust spots will be polished with museum-quality wax before shipment to preserve the pitcher and prevent any rusting.
Dimensions: 13.5 inches high x 10.5 inches wide (from spout to handle); 8.25 inches diameter at the bottom
Please contact me if you have any questions about this absolutely charming piece!
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