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Antique Majolica Pierced Floral Plate

Antique Majolica Pierced Floral Plate

$95.00

Prized for its whimsical designs and rich colors and textures, the glazed earthenware pottery known as majolica captured the imaginations of Europe and the Americas alike throughout the Victorian era. The love affair with majolica continues even today and with this delightful Antique Majolica Pierced Floral Plate it's easy to see why!

Part of a lifelong private collection, this exceptional plate is beautifully glazed with fresh shades of green and blushing blooms of pink and cobalt. The unique, pierced border adds dimension and texture, making this one-of-a-kind treasure an instant favorite. Sure to be a prized addition to your own collection, it will bring its rare charms wherever it is displayed.  


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In excellent vintage condition. D: 7.75".

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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