Vintage Hand-Painted Blue & White Majolica Ginger Jar with Bluebird of Happiness
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Overall measurements (inches)
14.75H x 7.50W x 7.50D .
Could you use a bluebird of happiness in your life? This vintage hand-painted Majolica ginger jar dates to the 1950s and is signed by the important ceramics manufacturer Bequet. Long believed to represent cheerfulness happiness good health and prosperity the bluebird figures prominently in a European fairy tale where King Charming becomes a bluebird to help a princess. This pretty blue and white bird is shown in flight surrounded by flowers and indeed is sure to make you happy if you bring him home to roost!
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.
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.