Exceptional Antique French Enamelware Washing Pot, c. 1920-1940's
Very rare decor of embossed red poppies on green background
Signed by well-known enamelware manufacturer "Duco", imported from their Tchéco-Slovakian factory,
It seems that everyone across France must have had one of these charming washing pots at the turn of the century through the 1960's. They come in different sizes, designs and colors with names varying from irrigator to medical pot to garden watering pot to washing pot and others.
This is exceptional and rather fancy in this genre with embossed red poppies on a green background. The age, design, signature and fancy embossed pattern all make this a very charming and desirable collector's piece for hanging in your kitchen or bath stuffed full of cheerful flowers!!!
The pot can hold 2 liters and has 1 and 2 liter markings on the inside (please see photo).
This wonderful antique pot is in extremely good condition with only two chips at the bottom in back; thre are no holes or rust. As you can see from the photos, there is a bit of wear along the top edge as expected for an antique piece.
Dimensions: 9.25 inches high, 5.5 inches diameter, 7.5 inches wide from handle to lip.
About French Enameled Ware: "Every piece, for those who can see it, has a fascinating little detail. It can be the shape or the decoration, the color of a flower, a butterfly, a bird trying to catch a bee, a landscape in winter, a sunrise, or simply the elegant curve of a handle or spout that makes it so unique. This unlimited variety of style and design makes French enameled ware so incredibly alive and charming that even people who have not seen it before have to stop and admire it. ... What makes it so special and attractive is the use of colors and wonderful designs, so close to nature or so abstract (depending on the period), but always striving for esthetic and artistic perfection." From French Enameled Ware for the Collector
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