Likely French, early 20th century. An Imari palette porcelain ewer or pitcher having a helmet shape, the spout molded with bearded mask, decorated all over with chinoiserie scenes, floral motif and butterflies, the lower body with a band of molded petals, supported on a stepped spreading foot, with upright scroll handle. Apparently unmarked. Approximate height 12.12" (handle), width 10.25" (spout to handle). Note: The same ewer decorated in a blue and white floral palette attributed to c. 1700, Rouen, France, Earthenware with tin glaze and enamel (grand feu faïence), housed in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Ahmanson Building, Level 3.
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