Small Thun Majolica (Thuner Majolika) Vase with Alpine Flowers – circa 1900

Thun majolica  

Majolika from Thun (Thoune), Switzerland

Thun circa 1900 – Small vase (14.5 cm high) with edelweiss and colorful alpine flowers

The beauiful lakeside city of Thun (pronounced “toon”) in Switzerland has been a pottery making center for centuries.

Some of the finest pieces come from the period between 1880 and 1930.

Thuner Majolika is a very distincive slip-decorated earthenware, often using bright colors against a rich deep brown background.

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