Vintage Hand-Painted Belgian Majolica Vase by Bequet with Flowers in Relief
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Bright red, magenta, and blue hand-painted flowers rise in releif from the surface of this very pretty vintage Majolica vase, which dates to the 1950s. Green and yellow leaves swirl and pop off the muted black background, while the contrast with the white ceramic is stunning. The famous Belgian ceramics manufacturer, Bequet, has signed this charming vintage Majolica vase and the original label is still present. Imagine how beautiful this vintage hand-painted vase would look holding fresh flowers in the center of your table at your next dinner party!
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. There is a small chip on the rim due to age and use that has been repainted. There are also minor surface scratches.
Overall measurements (inches)
14.50H x 6.50W x 6D .
Dates to circa
- Newberry, South Carolina
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- Width: 6.5 inches
- Height: 14.5 inches
- Depth: 6 inches
- Weight: 2.83 pounds
- Used - Good. See description for more details.