c. 1900 Antique Swiss Thun or Thoune Pottery Small Owl Jug Figure
A beautiful and rare classically small figural slipware Swiss pottery owl jug or miniature pitcher is made in Thune, Thun, or Thonne, Switzerland, also known in earlier times as Heimberg. This Swiss area is famous slipware decorated pottery from as early as the 18th century. It deeply glazed and incised redware or slipware which is known to exhibit the Swiss edelweiss and pansy flowers.
This little owl jug or pitcher measures 3.5 inches tall. A small and very graphic and beautiful pottery piece. This uncommon Swiss pottery piece recently found in Exeter, Devon, England. Condition: tiny edgewear flakes of glaze missing on the rough edges, as most of this Thune pottery seems to exhibit. The back tail has a point area with no glaze, see photos and click for close ups.
NOTE: Click here to also see a small and rare Thune figural cat bank also found with this owl here.
Size: 3.5 inches tall x 2.5 inches width at the widest point
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