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Victorian Majolica Small Basketweave Floral Pitcher

Victorian Majolica Small Basketweave Floral Pitcher

$78.00

In the Victorian era, the richly glazed and textured earthenware known as majolica flourished among the upper crust and middle class alike. With its whimsical and often pastoral designs alongside rich color palettes and fine detailing, majolica was the height of fashion in Victorian homes. 

The love affair with majolica continues even today, and with this Victorian Majolica Small Basketweave Floral Pitcher it's easy to see why! In classic majolica style, the pitcher is crafted with a woven basketweave texture, with pretty pink flowers decorating each side. With its scalloped rim and "rope" handle, this petite pitcher is far too charming to pass up! 


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In good antique condition with a small hairline crack on the rim and slight chips to the spout as seen in the alternate images. Circa 1900s. Measures 4.5" tall x 4.25" at its widest point. 

Learn More About Majolica

First appearing in 1851 at the Great Exhibition in London, Majolica refers to the richly colored and imaginative pottery that boomed during the Victorian era. By the time it was exhibited at the 1855 Paris World's Fair, it had taken Europe and the Americas by storm, even gaining the approval of Queen Victoria herself!

While Majolica took on many whimsical and outlandish forms during its time in vogue, most designs were based on plant and animal motifs whose bright colors and textures brought a certain lighthearted charm to the rich but often dark and heavy Victorian decor. The nature-inspired designs were particularly popular among the urban-dwelling middle class, as Majolica was an affordable way to create an impressive decor and bring pastoral beauty into the home.

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