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Posted 5 years ago


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This item was given to me along with some pieces of majolica. I was told that it was majolica but it is very different from the majolica that I am familiar with. It is all ceramic with a pewter lid. It seems to be a chinese pattern. The handle is also ceramic with a bamboo look. The body of the pitcher? has a rough texture. It is 7" tall. The button on the thumb lever on the lid looks and feels like ceramic, but could be a plastic substance. It's in perfect condition. If someone could identify this item along with a possible value, I certainly would appreciate it. Thanks

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  1. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    Hi sandee! The first thing I thought when I saw this was a syrup pitcher just from the spout on it and the way the top is made. How large is your piece? Are there any markings on the lid that might help determine the country of origin? Is the white 'cabochon' shaped piece on the thumb lever also ceramic or is it some other material? These things would probably be helpful in finding out more about your piece and dating it. Good luck in your search! :-)
  2. sandee, 5 years ago
    Thanks, chinablue, for your input. I have taken your advice and updated my description. sandee
  3. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    You're quite welcome sandee! I just hope it helps you get more information. Majolica is something I know less than nothing about, I'm sorry to say. I had a little time so I did a bit of research and thought you might like to have a look at these:
    while it's not like yours, the theme/design of tree and leaf pattern ceramic, wood-look handle, and pewter lid is similar.
    Another ceramic with pewter lid has nothing in common with yours other than ceramic body and pewter lid:
    If no one can give you more information, perhaps you could do a google search for images for ceramic or majolica syrup pitcher or jug with pewter lid. You may find one that is more like yours that could give you a lead. I'll keep my eyes open and if I see one anywhere, I'll be sure to let you know! :-)
  4. sandee, 5 years ago
    Thanks again, chinablue for your time and effort. I will continue my research. Also, if your name is a clue, I have about 10 pieces of vintage blue & white pottery which I need to identfy. It was given to me from the estate of a friend who passed away and most have no markings. I will post these items, one by one and maybe they will look familiar to you. Thanks, again
  5. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    My pleasure, sandee! As for your blue and white pottery, I may be able to do nothing more than love it, but I'll certainly help if I can. Can't wait to see it. As you rightfully picked up from my name, I do have a strong attraction to it.. as well as cobalt. Sometimes, I think it may be an actual sickness! ;-)

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