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Antique Majolica Wall Pocket - Small

Antique Majolica Wall Pocket - Small

$125.00

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 extravagant 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 striking Basket Weave Wall Pocket, it's easy to see why! Manufactured in France in the early twentieth-century by the venerable H. Boulenger & Cie of Choisy-le-Roi, this striking piece features a deeply textural basket weave pattern along with hand-glazed leaves with pretty pink blossoms.

With its charming French country aesthetic, and soft, pretty hues, this treasure calls to mind precious summer days picking wildflowers. As you can see, it's easy to get carried away by the imaginative romanticism with a majolica piece like this. We hope you agree!


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In very good antique condition with light overall crazing. H: 7.75" x W: 3.125" x D: 2.75".

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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