Made in Italy in the 1960's, this pottery tankard pitcher with its fantastical motifs is a classic mid century modern piece. The base glaze is smooth and matte in shades of brown which was embellished with a coat of white fat lava glaze. The textured white glaze was used to create a rearing horse on one side and a cat with bushy whiskers on the other. The cat has two green glass eyes and the horse has a turquoise one. Even the base, the pulled spout and the applied arched handle are covered in lava. A glossy white glaze covers the interior and the finger marks of the potter attest to its handmade origin.
This spectacular pitcher is 9 1/2 inches tall, with a mouth and flared base each 4 3/4 inches across. It weighs 2 pounds, 13 ounces and is in superb condition, with no issues whatsoever. No chips, no cracks, no paint losses. There is a smoothed area on the bottom with "17/730 MADE IN ITALY" written in black. It's a wonderful find that will add great modern pizzazz to any room in your home.
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