Vintage Blue Majolica Butter Tub w/ Cow Lid "How the Cow Ate the Cabbage"
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How the Cow Ate The Cabbage Majolica Butter Tub
A lovely, vintage Secla Portuguese majolica butter tub covered with cabbage leaves and a dairy cow resting on top of it. It's so cute! Perfect for any French or English Country kitchen! I have one almost identical that I use regularly! These are hard to find, especially the cabbage leaf ones with the cow on top and especially in blue!
Secla is made by The Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro Factory in the district of Caldas da Rainha of Portugal. Secla stands for "Sociedade de Exportação e Cerâmica, Lda." SECLA originated in the Rainha Majolica district of Portugal and allowed local ceramic artists to develop their style and export their ceramics to the US and UK markets
Measures: 4" tall x 5.25"
Condition: No chips or cracks but there is major crazing and it has darkened intensely inside as shown in photo. From the outside it is not so noticeable until you pick it up and look at it closely. It displays fine. If you were to use it, I'd put a liner of sorts inside which is what I do with mine. I have a ramekin in mine that holds the butter, otherwise it's adorable as a decorative item or for small trinkets, etc. You might even try a peroxide soak to lessen the stains. Price has been discounted due to the heavy brown crazing.
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