This colorful pitcher was made by Faïencerie d’Onnaing, located in northwestern France near the border of Belguim.
This colorful pitcher was made by Faïencerie d’Onnaing, located in northwestern France near the border of Belguim. Onnaing was founded in 1821 by Charles de Bousies and was in production until 1938. This particular pitcher is from Onnaing’s Rustic range with the Flemish influence. The piece features a pair of handsome horses drinking in a trough while on the other side a group of Flemish revelers dance and drink to music in a village setting next to a large stone wall. The pitcher’s thick handle resembles a large tree trunk or vine which spreads out at the top of the piece to form a lush band of leaves and berries. The interior of the pitcher is finished in Onnaing’s characteristic deep rose color. This pitcher is in excellent antique condition, light crazing to the finish is a result of the production process and in no way takes away from this amazing piece; there is a small crack in the surface glaze on the left and right side of the pitcher near the top. This is not deep, only superficial (please see pics). The bottom of the pitcher is impressed with the mark “FRIE ONNAING” along with the company’s shield and crown in a circled stamp along with model number of the piece, “32”. It is also marked “MADE IN FRANCE”. The pitcher stands 8 ¾ inches tall and is 7 inches from the tip of the spout to the back edge of the handle. The bottom is 5 inches in diameter. C1890s