Antique French pitcher, large bathroom ceramic pitcher, pink transfer decor of small bouquets, Sarreguemines Perse, very rare pitcher.
12 5/8″ (32 cm) tall, 8 1/2″ (21.6 cm) ca max width.
Amazing antique French pitcher for bathroom, ironstone pitcher with pink transfer decor featuring flowers bouquets, spread all over the piece in “chintz” style, this pitcher is very rare, it’s one of the decors “Perse” produced by manufacture Sarreguemines, signed U et C Sarreguemines Perse, decor “S”.
Here are some info about this very interesting decoration:
A Cross and Two crosspieces with the inscription U&C at the top, then SARREGUEMINES in the first crosspiece, then a stylized flower with 4 petals (Véronique de Perse) between the 2 crosspieces, then the word PERSE on the second crosspiece and finally a letter in capital at the bottom.
Why a cross reminiscent of that of Lorraine?
It is certainly the will of the management of the Faïenceries to identify its production with the region of the parent company. Let’s not forget that we are in the second half of the 19th century, combining Persia from which many flowers known in Europe came, country of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and its representation “Lorraine” is in the tone of the time and therefore gave more impact.
The meaning of the use of this letter is very simple: each identifies a floral decorative motif. The decoration extends over the entire surface of the pieces, except for the place of the vignettes for the decorative plates. There are 12 letters. In order: B C D E F G H J K O R S, not all the letters have been found, some of them have to be identified.
They can be roughly dated after 1862 and before 1919. It is agreed to date the use of this cross around 1890 but pieces of old shapes already present these decorations; the taste for Persian art dates from the 1860s. Indeed, the Universal Exhibition in 1867 in Paris presented earthenware with this type of decoration and which had a very great success.
The pitcher is in good antique condition, there are no hairlines and no ruptures, the pitcher has brownish stains in its interior due to scale.
The product has imperfections or a patina due to its age, as can be seen in the photos. Please take a close look at the pictures before making your purchase!
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