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Antique Majolica Basket Weave Platter

Antique Majolica Basket Weave Platter

$250.00

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 gorgeous Antique Majolica Basket Weave Platter it's easy to see why!

Part of a lifelong private collection, this exceptional platter is beautifully glazed with fresh shades of sage green and iris blue. Designed to mimic a woven basket, the center of the piece is embossed with a nodding strawberry plant. As was popular in Victorian design, there is the addition of bamboo shoots giving a nod to Orientalism. True to its Victorian roots, the large bows on either end serve as handles.

Sure to be a prized addition to your own collection, it will bring its unique charms wherever it is displayed.  


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In excellent antique condition. H: 2.5" x W: 14" x 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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