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Vintage "Poire Williams" Set

Vintage "Poire Williams" Set



Found at market in France, a Vintage Majolica Set designed to serve Poire Williams, French eau de vie (water of life) distilled from Bartlett pears. The pears, known as Williams' Bon Chrétien in France, are distilled into this special liqueur traditionally manufactured in the Alsace region. 

A beloved liqueur for sure, it was the inspiration for this Vintage "Poire Williams" Set. With a charming pear motif, this set displays all the signs of majolica - an earthy aesthetic with rich color and detail.  Dating from the 1930s, this vintage set includes 6 little drinking cups, and, of course, the pitcher in the form of a ripe pear all ready for service with a delightful leaf shaped tray. Hand-painted with charm and great detail, this Vintage Poire Williams Set is sure to serve your pear liqueur in a most posh fashion for years to come.

Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. Pitcher measures 6" x 2 7/8", 6 cups measure 1 3/8" x 2 1/8", Tray 7 1/8" x 7 1/8".

Learn More About Majolica

First appearing in 1851 at the Great Exhibition in London, Majolica ware is richly colored pottery with designs based on plant and animal motifs. By the time it was exhibited at the 1855 Paris World's Fair, it had taken the bourgeoisie of Europe and the Americas by storm. Many late 19th-century majolica designs had rustic motifs with backgrounds of basketry and were decorated with molded flowers, birds, fish and animals - nature inspired for sure.

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