Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Holdcroft Majolica pond lily pitcher

Victorian, circa 1870. 9.4ins high, 7.9ins wide, 3.9ins depth. Holdcroft Majolica jug/pitcher which features pond lily leaves and flowers, with a pond lily bud to top of handle. Turquoise ground version. Colouration: green, white, brown, are predominant.

Unusually, there is a '1/2 gallon' metal ring marker on the handle.

The piece bears maker's marks for the Holdcroft pottery.

Book reference ,'The Collectors Encyclopedia of Majolica' by Mariann Katz-Marks, page 80

Condition

Generally good. Slight wear to handle and exterior.

KILN EFFECTS: craze lines to the exterior;

speck of kiln detritus caught in the glaze to the exterior.

RESTORATION: Filled chip to spout.

Stabilised and retouched hairline to rim.

Stabilised hairline runs from base, about half way up the side.


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