Love is the magician
that pulls man out of his own hat.
doppelganger, Johnny Depp, would be proud of it's perfect quirkiness. Props are part of my particular idiom.
Lurking with the glassware, waiting to be discovered, was this lovely little Majolica decanter for $1.99. It appears to be fairly old, judging from the bottom, and in perfect condition. What kind of fruit is it? I don't know. It's a mystery. But I like it, nonetheless.
Victorian Majolica was originated by Mintons Ltd, who exhibited it at the Great Exhibition of 1851 under the name "Palissy Ware". The debt to the eccentric 16th century potter Bernard Palissy is obvious from its naturalistic plant and animal motifs molded in relief and splashed with bold color and clear glazes. Many late 19th-century majolica designs had rustic motifs with backgrounds of basketry and wooden-bound buckets decorated with molded flowers, birds, fish and animals. Handles were made like rustic tree branches, rose stems and twined flowers and leaves.
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