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Italian Barbotine Majolica Vase w/ Apples


It was acquired from an estate sale around Naples, Florida.

The Height is 16" with a 6 3/4" opening.  Aside from the decorations the overall color is white.

The bottom is also bright white 

and has a blue Stamp:  a Crown over a capital M over the word Italy.   

No cracks evident by my observation.

Ceramics and Porcelains
Distinguishing marks: 
Apples adorning the outside of vase.
Date Period: 
1938 - 1952
Size and dimensions of this item: 
16" Tall 6 3/4" Opening
10 lbs
This piece is by Carlo Mollica - Italy circa 1938 - 1952. We obtained this from an estate around Naples, Florida. Shipping will be $45 from NY. (insured UPS in over size box)
For Sale?: 


Thomas Gordyn's picture

I would agree this piece is by Carlo Mollica - Italy. 

Based on the subject I would date this piece circa 1938 - 1952. During this period fruit was a common theme. Barbotine was french and usually was florals and smaller in size from what I have found in my research.

This is a lovely piece of Italian history the Hallmark crown over an M was in use during my estimate period of being made. Definately this piece could have been in a French Barbotine Style from decades earlier. 

Circa 1938 - 1952

Estimate Value: $ 500 - $1250 US ... This estimate could fluctuate on market if you were to sell this piece. Many pieces  become sought after in certain periods. For insurance I would place $1500 - $1750 US to replace if ever destroyed.

Kindest Regards ..

Thomas J. Gordyn

Certified Proffessional Appraiser - AIOA

Proud Member of The American Numismatic Association

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