A fabulous blue Bitossi covered cookie jar or canister in the "Moresco" pattern, with an interesting fleur-de-lis type of pattern on the side. It is a little similar to the Spagnolo and Paisley decor, but has various different incised designs. A darker shade of blue glaze on the designs, with the more familiar Bitossi blue on the rough main clay body. Marked on bottom with an unreadable number and the word Italy.
In good vintage condition, with no cracks. One chip/flake to the exterior on the side, see the photo. Some small fleabites and nicks to the lid edge and the jar mouth edge. Some crazing throughout the glaze. Manufacturing irregularities in the clay and glaze, as Bitossi pieces are known for.
Measures about 7 inches tall, 6 inches tall w/out lid and 5 inches wide.