Beautiful little ginger jar made in Italy - Need help to identify

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  1. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    9" tall and about 6 " wide in center. Such a lovely little jar. Cannot find anything on it though. I have tried. Saw a couple but not much. Can't figure who the maker is. Looks like it is hand painted. Does anyone have any ideas about it or has anyone seen a ginger jar before that was made in Italy? gg1.png gg2.png gg3.png gg4.png
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  2. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Looks similar to the Belle Fiore pattern.
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  3. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Thank You. I will check it out.
  4. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    You may or may not be able to determine the maker of your pretty jar. I think it will depend on whether anyone can read the letters on that bottom stamp. (I sure can't...)

    I also think you might be better searching for a "covered urn" or "centerpiece urn", since I don't believe "ginger jars" are really a "thing" in Italy.

    There's lots of pottery out there hand painted in this style - splashy florals, with dot-dash painted edges - but most of it seems to go unidentified. Most is simply marked "Italy" or “Dip. a mano” (short for “dipinto a mano”, which is Italian for “painted by hand”.) I've actually seen some listed for sale as "made by DIPAMANO", which, of course, is not correct.
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  5. Walter Del Pellegrino

    Walter Del Pellegrino Well-Known Member

    Ginger jar is an accepted description in light of the fact that Marco Polo introduced the Asian shape to the Italy. It was most likely made between the end of World War II and the 1970’s. The design is known as Mazzetto di Fiori (Floral Bouquet). The jar was made in the town of Nove, about an hour's drive from Venice. If you do an image search for Nove pottery you will discover that most of it has blue borders consisting of dots and dashes and the central design is usually a floral motif and more commonly displays the Nove Rose. I find that most Italian pottery can be traced to a particular town or region.
  6. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Walter!
  7. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Walter,
    Glad you are back, you have been missed.
  8. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

  9. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Sorry, going through some older post and noticed that I never read this. Thank you so much for your help.
  10. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Sorry, going through some older post and noticed that I never read this. Thank you so much for your help.
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  11. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Sadly that may have been one of the last things Walter helped with. He just recently passed away and is very missed.
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  12. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    Oh, SIS! I'm so sorry - I missed the news.:sorry:
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  13. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    I had no idea, either.
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  14. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Oh no, that is so sad. I am so sorry for the loss of a great person on your site. Sounds like he was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
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  15. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

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