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Folk Art Czech Majolica Figurine

Item Name
Czech Majolica Figurine
Condition Used Vintage
Category - Pottery - Art -Figurine
In Stock 1
Item ID - PYH 4177


This charming majolica figurine of a man in traditional Czech clothing is highly detailed. Sculpted in terra cotta clay and given a base coat of traditional majolica opaque white glaze, the figure was hand painted in several colors of enamel. He is carrying an axe, has a pair of boots slung over his shoulder and has a jug made of the famous Czech striped and flowered Modra-type pottery in his left hand.
He's wearing a hat with a long tassel, a scarf and vest, a shirt with ruffled sleeves and pants that are decorated with "embroidered" designs.

Czech Redware Figurine Back View Man with Jug and ax wearing hat

The 1 1/2 inch diameter round base he's standing on is painted in shades of green and yellow to simulate grassy turf. He is 6 inches tall and 2 inches front to back from the tip of the axe to the tip of the boots. Incised on the bottom is "HAND MADE IN CZECH" along with a maker's mark (photograph #4). This skillfully formed and painted figurine is in wonderful condition--no chips, cracks, flea bites--and is a very collectible piece of folk art.

Czech Redware Figurine bottom view showing made in mark