A charming Parian jug or pitcher of compressed globular form decorated in coloured enamels and gilding, unmarked.
Parian domestic wares were made throughout the 2nd half of the C19, plain, tinted or decorated with coloured enamels and/or gilding. A selection of such wares is shown in a coloured photograph at the beginning of The Parian Phenomenon.
Condition: The gilding on the mouth and handle of the jug is rubbed. Otherwise the jug is in excellent condition.
Height: 15½ cm (6.1”).