Posted 7 years ago
I bought this beauty myself in Metz France many years ago at an anitque flea market the size of a football field. The people I bought it from had no idea when it was made or anything else about it....they just needed money! I bought it because I thought it was gorgeous and it was definitely my style and taste.
For the last 15 years, i've tried to find out anything about this item. I had one antique researcher suggest it was late victorian. I just don't know if I agree with that but who knows. I have never seen anything remotely similar to it. If anyone has ANY idea what it is or the age, i would be very happy!! The signature is not readable to me ...it appears to say "Piya" but i'm not sure. The numbers on the bottom are raised, not inset...is this a date?? The gold gilt is in very good condition, coming off here and there due to wear. No damage, just a lot of crazing in the glaze..the pour spout goes all the way through as if it could pour something. It's glazed on the inside as well...no other marks that i can find and it's driving me crazy!! Help!!!