Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Rare Majolica Palissy bird & worm toothpick holder

Victorian, circa 1890. 5.3ins high, 3.5ins wide, 3.9ins depth.

Portuguese Palissy Majolica toothpick holder which features a bird eating a worm.



Colouration: cream, ochre, green, are predominant.









Book reference not found.

Condition

Generally good. Two small flakes to butterfly's body;



tiny glaze pop to the lower base edge;



a speck of kiln detritus caught in the glaze to the bird's neck.



RESTORATION: Filled chips to both wings of the butterfly.



Most of the flower petals re-attached, remodelled or retouched.







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