Offering a fancy Nippon pitcher jug covered with aqua beads on a gold background made in Japan circa 1900. It measures 7" across the base, 8" from spout to handle and 8 1/2 high. The porcelain pitcher has a graceful ruffled shape, like fabric, with scalloped rims top and bottom. It is completely hand decorated in an intricate pattern.
Gilt serves as the background for a field of tiny aqua jewels or beads covereing the surface. The beads would have been applied by hand. There are pink and yellow roses (transfers with hand painted accents) in two large cartouches and scattered front and back. The handle, which has a scroll design, is painted with pastel enamel embellishments.
Thick gold on the inside border of the mouth and around the top and bottom rims. Marked on the underside with a blue stamp that reads Oriental Nippon China. No chips, cracks or repairs. The beads are surprisingly complete.
Well preserved enamel and rose transfers. The gilt on the handle and a few spots on the mouth rim show considerable wear , especially where the thumb would rest when pouring. This pitcher is a beautiful example of the high quality craftsmanship that made Nippon so popular.
The item "Nippon Hand Painted Pitcher Jug Roses Beaded Gilt Enamel Antique Art Pottery" is in sale since Saturday, August 05, 2017. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Nippon". The seller is "momsfavoritethings951" and is located in Riverside, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.