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"Enesco" Imported Italian Art Pottery Pitcher/ Raised 22 kt. Roses and Handle / Circa 1960's-70's

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I found this interesting pitcher at our local GW. It's 9" tall and has a grooved surface studded with raised 22 kt. gold roses. The handle and the rim are also accented with the same 22 kt. gold. A couple of the rose petals are chipped probably from being laid down on it's side during processing at GW. It still carries Enesco's original little foil label which says "Enesco Italia". Enesco has imported giftware since 1958. They are best know for their "Precious Moments" figure line which lasted 25 years. The company thrived through the 70's 80's and 90's. and peaked in 1997 when it was sold.

    Enesco History
    Courtesy of Wikipedia
    In 1958, Enesco was the import division for the N. Shure Company. Enesco was founded by its first President, Louis R. "Bob" Miller, Jr. When N. Shure was sold to Butler Brothers, the import division was spun off. The name "Enesco" was an acronym from the N. Shure company, "N S Co", and phonetically named his company "EnEsCo". Thereafter, the company was sold three times, and in 1983 became a part of Stanhome, Inc. After separating from Stanhome in 1998, Stanhome immediately collapsed—leaving Enesco with all of Stanhome's assets.
    Enesco is known in its industry for its 25 years of success with the Precious Moments porcelain figurine line of products. Freedman worked with original artist, Sam Butcher, to bring his designs to market. Enesco sales soared throughout the '70s, '80s, and '90s until its peak in 1997.

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      very nice!!
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thank you Sean :)
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Ken :)
    4. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Very pretty!
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      How interesting about Enesco! Lovely
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Virginia Vintage and Amber.... I never even knew they sold "Precious Moments ". You learn something new every day !
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Equally fabulous! I would not be surprised if this was made by the Fratelli Fanciullacci firm for Enesco.
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Wow... thanks again vetraio...I wasn't too certain about this piece's origin either being an import.
    9. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      I have seen photos of this decor before and Vet is right (all systems normal!) and this has been made by FF.

      I am extremely jealous and may not speak to you again (today at least...probably just for a while...oh look at that other post of yours! ..gotta comment on that...)
    10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      lol.... Thanks Karen ..... it was actually at GW's all week and it had what looked like a cigarette burn mark on the side which washed off. With a few roses chipped it's not perfect and was only $1.99 ( now you can be so I figured why not. I never thought that it was made by anyone that special. I just thought it was really unusual with the combination of the rustic pottery work and the extravagant gold roses.

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