1950 Vase Bequet Bequet Ceramic Hand-Painted 15-234
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May the blue bird of happiness land on your shoulder, or your shelf, as the case may be! This charming vintage Belgian majolica Ginger Jar dates to the 1950s and is hand-painted with blue flourishes and a cute-as-can-be blue bird. Signed by the renowned manufacturer, Bequet, this pretty lidded vase has gold accents on the vase and lid that are slightly worn with age. Whether you use this vase on your kitchen table to showcase fresh daisies from your garden, or keep it high up on a shelf or bookcase in the midst of your blue and white collection, this lovely vintage majolica Ginger Jar is sure to make you smile!
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 normal wear to the gilding around the rim of the vase due to age and use.
Overall measurements (inches)
14.50H x 7.50W x 7.50D .
Dates to circa
- Newberry, South Carolina
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- Width: 7.5 inches
- Height: 14.5 inches
- Depth: 7.5 inches
- Weight: 3.3 pounds
- Used - Good. See description for more details.