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Vintage Saint Clément Mont Saint-Michel Pitcher

Vintage Saint Clément Mont Saint-Michel Pitcher


Found at market in the Basque region of southwest France, we are pleased to offer this lovely Vintage Mont St. Michel Majolica Pitcher. Produced by the great potters of Saint Clément, the pitcher is decorated in relief with the image of the iconic small island and is glazed with Saint Clément's signature rich glazes in lovely shades of blue.

This delightful pitcher will undoubtedly whisk you away to the seaside village of Mont St. Michel as it brings its French joie de vivre charm to your home.

Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. 6 5/8" x 7" at widest point. Pitcher has a faint embossed Saint Clément manufactory mark on its base. In good vintage condition with some spots of discoloration to the interior due to age.


Learn More About Mont Saint-Michel

Approximately one half mile off the northwest coast of Normandy, a small island rises almost as a mirage out of the sea. Sitting atop the rocky islet is the 'Wonder of the West', a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel St Michael, and the village (population: 50) that grew up in the shadow of its great walls. Built between the 11th and 16th centuries, the abbey is a technical and artistic tour de force, having had to adapt to the problems posed by being constructed among powerful tides that move "as swiftly as a galloping horse".

Mont Saint-Michel and the bay within which it's located, were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979. It was listed with criteria such as cultural, historical, and architectural significance, as well as human-created and natural beauty.  It is one of France's most recognizable landmarks and more than 3 million people visit it each year.

Learn More About St. Clément

This delightful ceramic pitcher was made by the famed French faience pottery factory of St. Clément.  Founded in 1758 by Jacques Chambrette in the Lorraine region of France, St. Clément majolica was a favorite of Marie-Antoinette and gained a well-deserved worldwide reputation for beautiful wares.  It has been said that imitation is the highest form of flattery and the works of St. Clément have often been copied by other porcelain makers.

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