Vintage Hand-Painted Blue & White Majolica Ginger Jar with Bluebird of Happiness
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This cheerful vintage blue & white ginger jar vase is hand-painted and signed by the famous Belgian ceramics manufacturer, Bequet. Dating to the 1950s, this pretty vintage Majolica vase features the bluebird of happiness in flight surrounded by flowers. The bluebird has been used as a symbol of happiness, prosperity, cheerfulness, good health, and renewal of springtime for thousands of years. In Europe, a fairy tale tells of King Charming who is turned into a bluebird to help a princess, while Native Americans have long believed the bluebird to be sacred. Bring this vintage hand-painted Bequet vase home today and he is guaranteed to make you happy!
In 1926, Hubert Bequet began working at the Belgian ceramics manufacturer Auguste Mouzin et Cie (AMC), later renamed La Faencerie de Wasmuel, which operated from 1878 to 1951 in the southwest coal-mining region of Belgium (the Borinage). AMC produced fine quality majolica pieces and in 1910 began mass production of ceramic mantle clocks.
Bequet took the lessons he had learned at AMC and opened his own ceramics production house in 1934 in Quaregnon. The factory reached the pinnacle of success in 1963 with 150 workers, but eventually closed its doors in April 1985. Bequet was known for colorful, creative high quality ceramic pieces, which were mass produced, often with gold rims and decoration. Early pieces were either unsigned or imprinted with Belgium and a model number. Later pieces are marked with Made In Belgium H. Bequet Quaregnon.
Overall Condition is Used - Good. Shows wear to the gilded finish due to age and use.
Overall measurements (inches)
14.75H x 7.50W x 7.50D .
Dates to circa
- Newberry, South Carolina
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- Width: 7.5 inches
- Height: 14.75 inches
- Depth: 7.5 inches
- Weight: 3.58 pounds
- Used - Good. See description for more details.