Sunday, August 8, 2010

Acquired Tastes

I suppose like a few things, majolica is an acquired taste. I didn't even really know what it was until a few years ago.

But coming across this robin's-egg blue pitcher changed all that.

Even with the repaired cracks and chips it riveted me, and I have cherished it ever since.

Old majolica is more textured than the same pottery produced today, and most often found with flaws. Rich colors, and elements of nature are a hallmark, like the twig handle, and the bark textured surface.

Both sides of the jug are different, and you can plainly see the age even in a photo.

The repairs are also old, and indicative of a time when items were repaired and kept in use.

I have let go some of my more recent vintage samples of the pottery, but my own ashes may have to be placed into this vessel!

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek!
Ciao! for now!


I'm joining Smiling Sally for Blue Monday!


Anonymous said...

I love the pitcher. The color is really beautiful...Kathy

Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline... I know nothing about Majolica and never liked it too much.. BUT, your pitcher is adorable! Love the color combo! What a lucky find...don't you love it when you expect so little and find so much?!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Why, they're works of art absolutely! I told my eldest daughter that my ashes would need to be with my pets' ashes when I die. And she said: "Mother, no telling how many pets you'll have had by then!" I said I don't care; scatter us all on a flower garden.

raggygirlvintage said...

Wow, I learned something today, thanks! I think the old chippy pieces have so much more character.

SmilingSally said...

The texture does make it unique. I love that shade of turquoise.

Happy Blue Monday, Jacqueline.

Boom Nisanart said...

Piece of Art ! Thanks for sharing , Nice one !

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Pie said...

That's a lovely pitcher!

My Blue Monday.

Victorian1885 said...

Your pitcher is the color!


Tina Eudora said...

Ah you just have to love it! I have a thing for any lovely object that has been glued back together....reminds me of myself...:)
Have a super great day Jacqueline!
Tina xo

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful pitcher. I have one majolica pitcher with bleeding hearts. It belonged to my Grandmother and like yours, it is not perfect, but well loved. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

AshTreeCottage said...

I have never been a huge Majolica fan, BUT your pitcher in robins egg blue in so charming that I may just change my mind!!

Susan and Bentley

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Jacqueline ~ Thanks for stopping by, I am Loving all this Blue ~ Your Blue Majolica Pitcher is Incredible, flaws & all.... I can see why you were attracted to it ~
Have a Wonderful Week

Crafty Gardener said...

such a pretty pitcher

leavesnbloom said...

Your pitcher is so beautiful despite the little flaws.

I love your first photograph its a superb compostion.

:) Rosie
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Anonymous said...

I love that pitcher and I will have to keep my eye out for pieces like that when I am junking. I love the look of pottery that has been repaired. It just means it is special enough to keep even with its flaws.

So glad I found you on Blue Monday, I'm following ya now!

~ Alex

Linda said...

I love your pitcher! We have some very old majolica from my husband's pretty!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I agree....Majolica is an acquired taste. I don't collect it myself, but every once in awhile I see a piece that is really pretty and speaks to me! I would say your gorgeous robin-egg blue pitcher is one of them...I would have definitely snapped it up and found a place for it!

Manang Kim said...

Oh I love your pitcher very adorable!

Blue Monday

Sherry said...

Your majolica pitcher is beautiful. I love the twig handle and the robin's egg blue color. So gorgeous. I also can't part with a nice piece of pottery no matter how many chips and cracks. It just adds to it's character. Thanks for stopping by.

Rebecca said...

Skies are the very best Blues-Happy Blue Monday on my first Blue Monday!

daylily777 said...

I love majolica !That is a beautiful shade of blue !

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Majolica in a stunning shade of the texture, too:)
Happy Blue Monday, even though it is late~

Take care,

Debra@Common Ground said...

OK, I'm going nuts looking at this majolica pitcher. It's just Incredible!! love the colors!
and the flowers, it's all gorgeous!

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