Exceptional Makkum Pottery Polychrome footed "Craw" Bowl, hand painted with great expertise. Pottery in Makkum was made by small family owned businesses, using yellow clay found in the province of Friesland, Holland, hand painted tin glazes decorate each early earthenware piece. The special character of the Makkum earthenware was produced by their unique, secret tin glaze, giving each hand made piece its gloss and brilliance. This bowl or cup has a variety of flowers, birds, and fruit painted with great care by the artist on each of the six scalloped panels. What makes this bowl a stand-out and highly collectable is the fact that the inside is fully painted too.
Like the French majolica and country faience pottery, Makkums is avidly collected, each antique and vintage piece is a true luxurious treasure, valued for the vibrant colors and high skill level of Makkum painters. Of note, there are a few areas of edge wear, nothing major on the top of the bowl and the foot. This is a gorgeous piece to add to your collection, display this with your antique Delft, your Flow Blue, and your other Blue & White decorative antique pieces. Measures 10~1/4" x 5".