c1860 Italian Snake Handled Majolica Urn Vase


A fantastic looking large ceramic Majolica urn vase in an amphora style with snake handles.

The vase has a deep blue and mauve colour with finely painted entwined snakes. It certainly looks Italian and the marks on the base appear to be Capo di Monte. It is, however, quite different to the cream coloured pieces generally associated with that location. Similar handles have been used by the Italian Company Ginori and even Minton, but we cannot confirm a maker.

The condition is great but the base does seem to have come unstuck at some point, judging by the hairline crack around the join.

A fine looking piece with a wonderful finish.

Size: 25 x 24 x 43.5cm
Weight: 2800g