Gustave De Bruyns Five-Lilles French Majolica Pitcher
A rare Antoine Gustave De Bruyns Five-Lilles French Majolica pitcher. It's surround of wild roses against the beautiful olive green background is simply exquisite. Throw in a shapely beautiful aqua handle with art nouveau lines to the raised base & a beautiful carmine interior.
Very small old worn bite to rim, a bit of glaze loss, some beautiful crackle, comensurate with age. An equally stunning & good piece. Measures 7" h x 6" spout to handle.
De Bruyns was a fourth generation potter from Belgium. In 1864 he left Belgium and moved to Fives-Lille, a community in the northern part of France to make his fortune in the French pottery trade. After taking a silver medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889, the desirability for his pieces soared. They remain coveted today for colour, form, design & attention to detail.