Onnaing (France) Pitcher, with Rose relief | French Majolica
La Faïencerie d’Onnaing in northern France was controlled by the Mouzin family in the second half of the nineteenth century. The pottery produced majolica from 1870 to 1900. Clays were imported from England, Germany and Belgium to supplement local supplies and producing a ware that was somewhat lighter than that of other potteries. The colour palette of glazes used at Onnaing was somewhat duller than competitors and was often applied in a haphazard manner.
Best known among Onnaing majolica is a large series of Art Nouveau styled pitchers each featuring a different flower. The pottery also produced a variety of whimsical figural pitchers and asparagus serving pieces.
You can read more about the history of Onnaing, here:
A wonderful example of French majolica, featuring a beautiful pink rose relief, with lovely green foliage. The colours on this incredible piece are just incredible.
Measures approx 15.5cm tall and 8.5cm diameter and is in excellent vintage condition with very little, if any surface wear. Some crazing commensurate with age, especially near the spout.
Based on the backstamp of this piece we can confirm this was produced sometime between 1920 and the mid 1940s.