c1890 Italian Castelli Faience Large 4 Handle Ceramic Urn Jar


A very attractive looking late 19th/early 20th century Italian Faenza (Faience) Kratos style large terracotta urn jar.

The jar has 4 loop handles around the neck, ending in grotesque devil masks. The body has been painted with multi coloured sprays of flowers on a cream glaze. The style of decoration is reminiscent of Castelli wares, in Italy. Condition is very good apart from a small chip to the horn of one of the devils. The base shows a rim of light reddish-brown clay. The middle has been cream glazed. There are no maker’s marks.

Size: 29 x 28 cm
Weight: 3078 g