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GS&H Etruscan American Majolica Green and White Fern Pitcher, circa 1880

$985

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A scarce Etruscan majolica Fern pitcher, by Griffen, Smith & Hill, circa 1880-1885. Founded in Pennsylvania, GS&H is the best known of the American majolica potteries. The name Etruscan, borrowed from Josiah Wedgwood’s Etruria line, was inspired by the discovery of pottery from Ancient Rome. A simple but elegantly molded pitcher with realistically detailed ferns rising from a pale yellow base and fading to a pure white ground. The ferns are glazed in a strong spring green tipped in yellow ochre or a pale pink. A gently peaked upper rim reveals the pink interior. The handle is molded as a green fern leaf. The most delicate of the GSH molds, this is the largest example of this mold. Marked with the encircled GSH monogram and Etruscan Majolica. Measures: 8.5 in. H x 6.5 in. from handle to spout. In incredible antique condition. The very light expected wear to the high points.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Diameter: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)
  • Style
    Aesthetic Movement (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1880-1885
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In incredible antique condition. The very light expected wear to the high points.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1758219407922

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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