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Proskau Faience Jug in the form of a Parrot.

Proskau Faience Jug in the form of a Parrot,

Circa 1770.

(Ref: ny9108/naii)

The jug is in the form of a parrot with the head removable.  The parrot with a puce coloured breast with green and yellow feathers on his back and polychrome feather to the side.  The handle of the jug is formed by a brown stem of a plant with the terminals as green leaves.

Reference: "Early European Porcelain & Faience as collected by Kiyi and Edward Pflueger", Catalogued by Hugo Morley-Fletcher, Volume II, Page 182, for a very similar example illustrated in colour.

Mark in manganese with letters  D P.

Dimensions: 6 1/4 inches high x 4 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches (15.88cm high x 11.53cm x 10.80).

Condition: Tip of beak- off/on and tip of tail repaired and handle off/on.

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