A very realistic rendering of a tower of fruit, this pair of creamware topiaries was produced in Italy during the 1960’s. Creamware is a unique type of earthenware that is fired at lower temperature (around 800 Celsius) than most other pottery, then glazed with lead, leading to a cream color finish.
Each topiary has a removable lid that consists of stacked fruit, such as grapes, pears, apples, and bananas. The bowls are adorned with a pierced, repeating geometric motif around the opening, just above a molded circular base.
These Italian creamware topiaries, with their fruit motifs, would make excellent bowls in a kitchen or dining room. They can also be displayed in a living room as decorative objects on a center table or console.
CONDITION: Very Good condition with light buildup and minor glaze cracks. Wear consistent with age and use. Please see photos for details.