This is a Palissy, Early Bird Pattern, porcelain biscuit jar. It has beautifully hand painted blue birds around the outside of the jar. It also has a brass band around the top, and a brass bale.
This jar has the earliest maker’s mark that I can find, but am not quite sure its age. I did not find a date with the mark. I would say that this piece dates from around the turn of the 20th century. If anyone out there knows for sure, let me know. (I took a photo of the mark.)
This piece is in very good condition, for its age. It has no chips, breaks or cracks. It does have some crazing, which goes along with age. It is still a very beautiful piece.
Take a look at the pattern, and if you have any questions, please e-mail.